7 Foods You Don’t Have to Refrigerate (PHOTOS)

apple in refrigeratorWhere do you keep your pickles -- in the refrigerator, right? What if I told you that you don't have to do that? You can keep them in your pantry at room temperature instead.

Is your mind totally blown, or did you know that all along? This is according to microbiologist Dr. Peter Barratt, who spilled the beans to the Daily Mail on what typically refrigerated foods are perfectly safe stored in the cabinet instead. We were curious and went poking around to find what other foods don't really require refrigeration.


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