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 should never be refrigerated. 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 where you should really be storing your carrots, pineapples, and dark chocolate.

Keep reading to see why ‘cool as a cucumber’ is just a saying and not a fact.

1Keep 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 more quickly 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.

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