Can we go away the wax for candles, please?!
In the Facebook video, which has greater than 33 million views, it exhibits a approach to take away wax with sizzling water and lemon. But I used to be actually shocked by the quantity that got here off. So a lot in order that I did not imagine it! So I made a decision to check out the hack myself.
Before we start, I want to say that apples truly product their very own wax naturally to cut back moisture loss and maintain them contemporary, however lots of that wax will get washed off in the course of the selecting and distributing course of. So some locations add on a coat of edible, artificial wax so as to add shine and make them look extra appetizing to purchase — and the apple business says it additionally helps defend the produce.
Now, let’s get to the experiment! First, you place an apple over a cup after which put it in a bigger pan or bowl to catch the surplus water.
Then, you pour sizzling water over it and squeeze lemon juice excessive so it creates a pool within the higher crevice of the apple.
Next, you pour sizzling water over it once more, supposedly activating the lemon juice to assist take away the wax.
After doing this, it did not appear to make that a lot of a distinction — and I definitely didn’t see a major quantity of wax come off.
However, I positively might see a distinction within the cloudiness of the 2 glasses that captured the water coming off the apple (the 2 glasses on the left) when in comparison with the plain water (on the fitting).
I used to be blissful that my apples did not have this a lot wax, however I knew they nonetheless had some as a result of I might see it by simply scraping it off with a butter knife:
So I made a decision to attempt to boil the wax off in boiling sizzling water and lemon juice. Right away, I might see the wax begin to come off:
I did not boil the very prime to see if I might inform a distinction. So, after about three minutes, the apple misplaced lots of its coloring from being boiled, however I additionally noticed a white line of the wax coating across the prime the place it had come off.
So now we all know that YES, apples have wax. But HOPEFULLY they don’t have as a lot as what was proven in that viral Facebook video.