Foods That You Don’t Necessarily Need To Keep In The Refrigerator

While a lot of meat and dairy products need to be refrigerated to keep from molding or going bad, there are a lot of other foods that don’t necessarily need to be refrigerated, including some that should never be. A refrigerator is a very specific, cool, dark environment that isn’t hospitable for every kind of food item. After reading this article, you might need to make some more space in your pantry.

Keep reading to find out a better place to store your carrots, pineapples, and dark chocolate.

Keep Apples Out Of The Cold

Apples can last a week or two at room temperature, but they start to get mealy pretty quickly if you keep them in the fridge. Also, apples can cause other fruits to ripen faster because of the natural gas that they emit. You don’t want to trap all of that gas in your fridge with your other perishables.

Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Enzymes within apples become far more active at room temperature, making the apples way more nutritious.