Do you find yourself throwing away food that has gone bad sooner than you expected? Make the most of your money and avoid wasting food by following these tips on foods that actually do better in the refrigerator.
8. Garlic and Condiments
If you buy bottles of condiments like mustard, horseradish or ketchup, they may be okay for a few weeks or months at room temperature if in preservatives, but it is best to place them in the fridge for long-term storage. If you have something like chopped garlic in oil, you may assume it does not need to be cold. But it will last much longer if refrigerated, although you may have to bring it to room temperature before use since the olive oil will harden in the fridge.
Coffee beans in a vacuum-packed sealed bag may spoil due to the oil in the beans, but they can last up to 12 months longer in the fridge.