We all love apples and we all know the old saying – apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, this is why many people just go to the local health store or supermarket and buy a bunch of apples, and go home feeling like they have done something good for their family. But, you should be very careful, because your store-bought apples may be covered with harmful wax.
First, you should know that all apples produce a natural wax, but many are covered by a food-grade wax so they can stay in storage for long periods of time. And the bad thing about this is that some food-grade wax is made from petroleum products, and it is well known that petroleum is not good for the body.
So, here comes the million-dollar question – what you need to do, to protect yourself. Well, first make sure you buy all your apples from a farmer’s market or a local farm stand and the only wax you will find on those apples is the natural wax the fruit creates to seal in moisture. But, unfortunately, if you have to buy your apples from the store, make sure you give them a good cleaning before eating them or serving them to your family. Actually, do this with all fruits and veggies you buy from a store. You need to know that food grade wax is put on most of them.
Here’s what you need to do – just fill the sink with about 4 inches of lukewarm water and add 1 tablespoon of both lemon juice and baking soda. Then, you need to put the apples in the water and scrub them with a fruit or veggie scrub brush. After that, you need to rinse them and pat them dry. This should remove most of the wax. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.