We all agree that eating fruits is healthy habit withВ extraordinary benefits. TheyВ provide us with essential nutrients and vitamins, including vitamin C, potassium and folate. Also, they contain fiber, which is great for reducing heart disease and diabetes. (1)
But, there are a lot of videosВ online which are showing strange coating coming off the fruits.
Some of the fruits have natural was, but some of themВ are covered by a food-grade waxВ in order to stay longer in storage. ThisВ food-grade wax mayВ consist of petroleum, which is not good for our health. (2)
We strongly recommend you to buy apples from a farmerвЂ™s market or a local farm stand. This fruits will onlyВ be covered with the natural wax, which fruit create itselfВ to seal in moisture. Otherwise, if you buy fruits from store, you should clean theВ food-grade wax before eating. You should do this with all kinds of fruits and vegetables.
Fill theВ sink with about 4 inches of lukewarm water. Add 1В tablespoon of lemon juice and 1В tablespoon of baking soda. Put the fruits or vegetables in the water andВ scrub them with brush. Rinse them well and let it to dry.
In the video below you can see how theВ food-grade waxВ falling off an apple: