When purchasing fruits and vegetables from a market, most consumers are not aware that it’s normal practice for the produce to be sprayed with a layer of wax to help preserve, and keep the fruits looking fresher longer as they sit on the store shelf.
Normally, the layer of wax is just consumed if the fruit is not properly washed, and using plain water is just not enough to dissolve the wax layer. That layer of wax can bring all sorts health risks such as:
- Trapping pesticides or other chemicals used at the farm directly under the wax, and prevent it from being cleaned off.
- The wax layer can act as a sticky spot for illness causing germs.
Watch how Green Earth Technologies Inc. Fruit and Veggie works on fruits and vegetables as explained by our Chief Scientist Dr. Paul Andrecola PhD