12 foods you shouldn’t keep in the fridge and why

You might think that the fridge is the best place to keep all foods fresh and tasty but think again. From tomatoes to apples, these 12 foods just shouldn't be kept in the fridge and there's a reason behind every one...

You might think that the fridge is the best place to keep all foods fresh and tasty but think again. From tomatoes to apples, these foods just shouldn’t be kept in the fridge and there’s a reason behind every one. Where would we be without our trusty refrigerator? It’s great for keeping meat fresh, making veggies last longer and keeping our dairy mould free! There is a rule when it comes to some foods and the fridge and we’ll think you’ll be surprised with this selection.

Click through to find out why these 12 foods shouldn’t be kept in the fridge…

First on the list is potatoes. Keeping your potatoes in the fridge will make the starch in the potatoes turn into sugar making them taste unusually sweet which is not what you want in a potato!

Not only that but the Food Standards Agency has recently released the following statement: “The most important food not to keep in the fridge are potatoes. When these are stored in the fridge, the starch in the potato is converted to sugar. When baked or fried, these sugars combine with the amino acid asparagine and produce the chemical acrylamide, which is thought to be harmful.”

The best way to store: Store your potatoes in a paper bag in a cool, dark place like a pantry. Keeping your potatoes in a paper bag instead of a plastic bag will mean that they’ll stay fresher for longer and won’t rot as fast.