We all agree that eating fruits is healthy habit with extraordinary benefits. They 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 videos online which are showing strange coating coming off the fruits.
Some of the fruits have natural was, but some of them are covered by a food-grade wax in order to stay longer in storage. This food-grade wax may consist of petroleum, which is not good for our health. (2)
We strongly recommend you to buy apples from a farmer’s market or a local farm stand. This fruits will only be covered with the natural wax, which fruit create itself to seal in moisture. Otherwise, if you buy fruits from store, you should clean the food-grade wax before eating. You should do this with all kinds of fruits and vegetables.
Fill the sink with about 4 inches of lukewarm water. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Put the fruits or vegetables in the water and scrub them with brush. Rinse them well and let it to dry.
In the video below you can see how the food-grade wax falling off an apple: