8 Foods With A Surprisingly Short Life, Even In The Refrigerator

Organic Blackberries

First up are organic blackberries. “Since organic blackberries aren’t treated with pesticides or insecticides, their thin skin and high water content make them highly susceptible to bacteria growth.

Sliced Deli Meats

Turns out, you only have a few days to devour deli meats, so keep those sandwiches for your kids and yourself coming.

Cut Watermelon

The key to extending the life of a watermelon is to not cut into it until you’re ready to eat it within the next few days. “In its whole form, watermelon has a long fridge life.


According to nutritionist, health educator, wellness specialist, and author Adita Lang, stalks of kale will last about three days in the refrigerator.

Cooked Rice

Bensley cautions her clients to consume rice quickly, within one to two days of cooking, which is shorter than the government recommended four to six days.


“Lettuce has a high water activity, which is essentially the ratio of the vapor pressure in a food to the vapor pressure of pure water,” notes Bensley.

Hard-Boiled Eggs

While you don’t have to worry about uncooked eggs, hard-boiled ones should be consumed one week after storing in the refrigerator.

Canned Fish

Finally, an unopened can of tuna or fish has quite a long shelf life, but an opened can is a different story. “Once you open the can, you expose the fish to air.

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