An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Right? Well, according to this video, it looks like that depends on where you buy your apple.
Waxing apples is a very popular thing. Almost every store sprays wax on their apples and similar fruits. Wax is supposed to give the fruit some extra shine, and we all know that shiny things attract buyers. Shine is not the only thing the wax is used for. Wax increases fruit’s shelf life so stores often use it as much as possible as it’s way cheaper than throwing out rotten produce.
To show us how much wax apples from the store contain, the creator of this video made a simple test. He poured hot water onto his store bought apples and let them sit in warm for awhile. Naturally, the wax started melting and forming visible white coating on the apple.
The amount of wax on a single apple will shock you!
Luckily for us, the wax can be removed in just a few simple steps with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen – lemon juice, baking soda and lukewarm water.
Take the bowl big enough to store the apples and add 1-tablespoon of baking soda and 1-tablespoon of lemon juice. Add apples and fill the bowl with water. Let the apples sit in the water for a few minutes and then scrub the wax off.