The wax is placed on the apples to protect the fruit from rotting. Besides, traders often apply it because it gives fruits, beautiful and attractive appearance.
Besides apple, there is a whole range of fruits and vegetables whose surface is covered with wax for the same reasons that we have already mentioned. Other fruits and vegetables that are converted with wax, are: avocados, citrus fruits, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers …
HOW TO IDENTIFY THE FRUIT WITH WAX?
Is relatively easy to see the wax on the surface of the fruit. First of all, pay attention to the appearance of the fruit. Expressed shine on the apple is showing the existence of wax on the surface.
One of the safest ways to make sure that the apples are coated with wax is to scratch the bark lightly with your fingernail.
If there is wax is on the surface of the fruit it is easy to notice it with scratching. Rub the fruit of your hands, if there is wax it will leave whitish marks on your hands.
In this attached video, you can see another way of detecting wax on apples – hot water.
HOW TO REMOVE WAX?
There are more solutions for this problem. One way is to wash the apple in lukewarm water. Another way is to use water and a soft brush. Be sure that the brush you use does not damage the fruit. Also, you can use vinegar. Put vinegar on a cotton rag and remove the wax, and then wash the fruit with water.