When is the last time you went to a restaurant and didn't see ketchup sitting on the table but instead had to ask your server if they'd fetch a bottle for you from the refrigerator? We're guessing never.

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As humans, we're set in our ways and if we grew up in a home where something like ketchup was always refrigerated, we're more likely to do the same in our own homes. However, some foods are perfectly fine to be left out of the refrigerator and in some cases, not only do some foods taste better not being kept in cold storage, but they last longer.

Oh, and about ketchup? You'll just have to read on to find out why you don't need to refrigerate it.

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