While we carefully wash all our fruits & veggies, apples have a food-grade wax covering the outside of the skin that doesn’t wash off easily.
Since we love to eat apples with the peel on them, and we love tea made from the peels, it was high time to find a way to really clean that wax off the apples.
5 Easy Steps to Remove Apple Wax
1) Fill your sink with about 4 inches of lukewarm water.
2) Add 1 T lemon juice & 1 T baking soda to the water; swirl around.
3) Place your apples in the water.
4) Using a fruit/veggie brush, brush the outside of the apples. Then, watch to see how gross your water becomes…
5) Rinse the apples & pat them dry.
Now, admire the difference!
Notes: If you still notice wax when you are finished, it’s likely because the apples didn’t get scrubbed with the brush all the way around. I noticed this at first on some of my apples, but a second scrub and the wax was gone.
Linked to: Kitchen Tip Tuesday