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5 surprising foods you should refrigerate

By Hilary Meyer, May 29, 2012 - 12:45pm

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Hilary asks: What "strange" foods do you keep in your fridge?


You forgot brown rice.


09/02/2015 - 3:13pm

Onions. Potatoes.


06/23/2015 - 11:40am

I keep several things i the fridge. Living in a hot climate, I don't want critters getting into my stuff. If it's not in a can, jar, or double wrapped it's in the fridge. Flour products and sugars in plastic bags, cereals, pastas, gravy & cheese sauce mixes, potato flakes etc. Good thing I have a large fridge!


07/05/2014 - 4:21pm

"That nifty little butter compartment on the door of your fridge is not the best place to store it. Opening and closing the door of the refrigerator can cause the average temperature to rise. The best place to store your butter is toward the back of your fridge where the temperature is more consistently cold."
Again, don't want it consistently cold because it won't spread. Butter compartment is there so it can spread more easily while still being kept cool.


01/20/2014 - 12:19pm

Should I throw away my natural peanut butter that says to refrigerate after openi g if it has been opened and I refrigerated for about 3 weeks?


11/05/2013 - 6:59am

I always kept my PB in the fridge, natural or not.


07/15/2013 - 9:57am

My family has kept the butter out. My folks are 93 and 88 and have never gotten sick from doing this. We do NOT eat nasty margarine. Leaving the butter out works for them, works for me.


06/20/2012 - 8:45am

Butter does NOT spoil easily when left out of the fridge. My parents are 88 and 93 and have been leaving their butter out all their life. If it's good for them, it's good for me. I sometimes put mine in the fridge simply because our kitchen gets pretty warm if we use the oven in warm weather and I don't want messy melted butter. Otherwise I leave it out and we have never gotten sick!


06/20/2012 - 8:42am

I keep crisco shortening in the fridge because my friend told me it makes better pie crust that way.


05/30/2012 - 9:03pm

Any oil-containing foods should be stored in the fridge, including cereals, grains, vitamins, flour and nuts (as you mentioned), and cooking oil.


05/30/2012 - 1:52pm

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