+10 Foods We Should Never Refrigerate

Sealed Tuna

There’s so much you can make with canned tuna including the obvious, tuna salad as well as tuna patties, tuna pasta, and tuna casserole. Because tuna’s a fish, many people think it needs to be stored in the refrigerator.

Sealed Tuna

 

However, canned tuna is a pantry staple as it has a shelf life of between three to five years, and it’s usually still okay to eat after that. Tuna should only be kept in the fridge after you open it and you can store it in a sealed container for up to four days.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread

Do you love Nutella? You may be surprised to learn that the chocolate-hazelnut spread doesn’t need to be refrigerated. In fact, it’s even written on the label! If you’ve ever stored it in the fridge, you may have found out the hard way that when it’s chilled it doesn’t spread as it solidifies. The sugar content in the spread helps preserve it, preventing bacteria from growing.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread
We have to suggest a Nutella peanut butter sandwich the next time your craving something salty and sweet.

Garlic

Have you been storing garlic in your fridge? If so, you’ve been storing it incorrectly. Fresh, full bulbs of garlic should be kept in a cool, dry place like your pantry. This superfood can stay good for months when stored correctly and once you’ve opened the head of the garlic clove, you should use it within 10 days.

Garlic

 

When stored in the fridge, it starts rotting from inside the cloves, which you won’t be able to see. To avoid this disaster all together, just keep it out. If you need to use up extra garlic, try making your own garlic oil.