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Old 03-04-2010, 05:54 AM
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Default How to get the wax off apples?

Anyone know how to get the wax off apples and wash fruit properly? I'd prefer to not have to buy a product for it.

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Old 03-04-2010, 07:37 AM
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Anyone know how to get the wax off apples and wash fruit properly? I'd prefer to not have to buy a product for it.
A lot of people use lemon juice mixed with water. I just use filtered water and rub the fruit/veggie with my fingers, then dry with a paper towel. Here's a recipe that uses lemon and vinegar.

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Thumbs up Waxy apples?

I like using white vinegar and water. You can mix up a batch in a spray bottle and
keep it on the counter or in a nearby cabinet.
The same is true of grocery waxy cucumbers.
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Do you think that the wax holds the pesticides on there?
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Do you think that the wax holds the pesticides on there?
Yes, the wax would be over the pesticides. Some folks also use a scrub brush to wash their fruits.
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