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Don't keep cucumbers in the fridge - and other items that shouldn't be refrigerated

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Shoppers can't understand why you shouldn't refrigerate cucumbers (Photo: Shutterstock)

When it comes to unpacking the shopping, few of us really check the advice on the packet and just stick stuff in the cupboards or fridge as we've always done.

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But apparently many of us are storing many items wrong - and it can really impact the taste and how long they last.

A graphic listing which items should be kept in the fridge and which shouldn't have left a few people scratching their heads.

One of the things which has surprised most people is cucumber, which is apparently meant to live in the cupboard, and people had no idea.

The picture was shared in the Facebook group Feeding a family on £1 a day and has caused a huge debate online.

Potatoes and apples shouldn't be refrigerated either (Image: Feeding a family on £1 a day/Facebook)

One commenter wrote: "WHO DOESN'T REFRIGERATE CUCUMBERS" adding a shocked emoji for good measure.

And another added: "The same psychopaths that put milk in tea first, milk before cereal in a bowl and cut toast lengthways I think."

A third also commented: "I've always kept cucumbers and peppers in the fridge."

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And that's not all - the graphic also says that garlic, peppers and potatoes shouldn't be stored in the fridge, whereas carrots, broccoli, spinach and green beans should.

But one woman revealed: "I've recently been putting my potatoes in the fridge as they were sprouting quite quickly, don't know if it was due to all the warm weather but they lasted so much longer and were so fresh."

Also fruits such as strawberries, grapes, raspberries, and cherries should be kept in the fridge, and apples, avocados, mangoes and bananas shouldn't.

Cucumbers are apparently meant to live in the cupboard (Photo: Shutterstock)

Whilst some people say that apples belong in a cool dark cupboard, or a fruit bowl, others are saying they only put them in the fridge and claim it makes them "last months."

One person said: "I put everything in the fridge and it makes it last so much longer."

And another added: "If it's in a fridge when I buy it.. it goes in the fridge at home.. If not then it doesn't" - logical.

A third said: "Sorry but most of those belong in the fridge!"

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And: "I put my bananas in the fridge" said a fourth, claiming that it makes them last almost 10 days.

So where do you store your fruit and vegetables?

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