Why you should avoid storing bread in the refrigerator.


A quick little kitchen tip of the day. The most common mistake I come across with friends and family is storing bread in the refrigerator to slow down the “stale” process. The fridge is known to maintain freshness and quality of fruits and vegetables and many other products.. so wouldn’t it do the same for bread? NOPE!

Why shouldn’t you store your bread in the refrigerator? 

  • This causes the bread to go stale FASTER.
  • Starch molecules in the bread begin to form back into their original shape that they were before baking (hardened molecules).
  • Some findings have shown that storing your bread in the refrigerator can make staling occur 6 TIMES faster versus just keeping your bread at room temp on the counter.

How should you store your bread? Leaving it at room temperature on the counter is your best bet. If you aren’t able to consume it in time before it goes stale, put it in the freezer.


Published by Brooke Bliss, BScFN, RYT-500

My name is Brooke Bliss. I am a yogi, traveller, and food enthusiast. I am a graduate of Western University's B.Sc. Honors Nutrition & Dietetics program and a 500-hour certified yoga teacher. I love to share my healthy, whole-food recipes, nutrition facts, yoga and lifestyle tips. Thank you for stopping by my page. Namaste :)

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