Apples are such a healthy treat, being rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber.
Those antioxidants, as well as the fruit’s numerous phytonutrients, have been known to help reduce the risk of cancer, hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. But all of that is so easy to forget since most of us eat apples because of the fact that they’re simply delicious! It really is no wonder that they’re such a popular go-to snack. All you have to do is give them a quick wash and pack them, right? Well… maybe not.
A video has been circulating of a man pouring boiling water onto an apple and what happens next will make you reconsider how you clean and prep an apple before you bite into it. Why? Because you might be ingesting a lot more than just an apple.
It’s important to understand that apples do produce their own natural waxy coating. But many producers will coat their apples with another coat of wax to help preserve the fruit. This is particularly true for apples found at grocery stores since they need to survive a long trek before they reach their final destination.
Some experts say that ingesting the wax is harmless, as it’s not digested by our system. But others argue that the real danger lies in the pesticide residue that the wax may have trapped in. Next time you buy apples, it might be worth finding out just how much wax coating there is. Want to get rid of the wax? Try scrubbing your apples in a bath of warm water, lemon juice, and baking soda! Or maybe just completely peel your apples!