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15 Foods to Stop Refrigerating

Since the advent of agriculture and food storage, it’s been natural to chill or refrigerate many food items. Cool saves, heat spoils, we’re taught. And often it’s true for prepared foods. Fresh fruits and some vegetables are, however, sometimes exceptions. Refrigerating certain fruits and vegetables can actually rob them of flavor and nutrients, ruin their texture, and quicken their spoiling.

The following is a list of 15 foods that should not (or need not) be refrigerated to keep them fresh, lively and delicious for the longest period of time: