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If you put your fruits and vegetables in the fridge immediately when you get home from the market, many of them won't ripen, like avocados, bananas, berries, and melon. Melons in particular will lose antioxidants when refrigerated. Wait until this type of produce reaches peak ripeness, and then if you can't eat it that day or so and you want to stop the ripening progression, or you did eat some but have leftovers, in the fridge it can go. If you feel a melon fever coming on, here's a refreshing antidote for what ails you.