How To Thoroughly Remove Wax From Apples

Did you know that most of the apples found at the grocery store are sprayed with wax? When apples are still on the tree, they have a natural protective coating (their own kind of wax) that slows dehydration and seals in moisture. But after harvesters pick and wash them, the natural coating is removed. So they spray them with wax to keep them to keep them fresh and looking fine.The food-grade wax is added to the apples before they arrive at the store.

If the wax isn’t something you like on your apples, here’s a quick tip for thoroughly removing it. To clean the wax off use 1 tbsp baking soda, 1 tbsp lemon juice and pour lukewarm water over the apples. It’s as simple as that.

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