In some cases, the labels on foods are clear (“Refrigerate after opening”). But often, you’re probably just guessing (“I mean, it makes sense to chill tomatoes to keep them fresh for longer, right?”).
Well, in some cases, you may be guessing wrong. Refrigerating certain foods can actually alter their flavor (and not in a good way!), reduce their nutritional quality, or even accelerate the spoiling process (shocking, we know).
So which foods should you store at room temperature—and not in the fridge? Watch this BuzzFeed video to find out (hint: Most of the no-chill foods are found in the produce aisle—so you may want to take that Trader Joe’s bag out of your crisper drawer ASAP):