Apples are one of the most common household staples, as we have it in the kitchen almost all the time. Some of you buy apples from the store and feel satisfied as they believe that they have purchased a healthy food for the family.
However, this may not always be true, as newest research has shown that store-bought apples are often covered with dangerous wax.
Of course, these fruits produce a natural wax, in order to seal in moisture, but it has been found that apples are often covered with a food-grade wax with the aim to remain in storage longer, and some food-grade wax is made from petroleum products. Of course, petroleum is harmful to the body and its health.
Therefore, you should try and find a local farm stand or a farmer’s market and buy your apples there, as those fruits will contain their natural wax only. Yet, you should clean your apples well before consumption in order to ensure that they are clean of dangerous ingredients.
Moreover, you can try to clean the wax from the skin (not inside the fruit) by adding them in your sink, full of lukewarm water, a tablespoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Scrub the apples well with a fruit scrub brush, rinse them and pat them dry. But the only true way to consistently decrease pesticide intake is to eat organic wherever possible.
The following video will show you how to recognize waxed apple:
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