how to remove wax from vegetables

how to remove wax from vegetables

Removing Wax From Vegetables

Wax is often applied to vegetables to extend their shelf life, improve their appearance and maintain moisture. However, if you’re looking to benefit from their nutrition, wax must be removed before consumption. Fortunately, removing wax from vegetables is easy to do!

What You’ll Need:

  • Large bowl
  • Water
  • Baking soda

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Fill a large bowl with a few cups of warm water and add a tablespoon of baking soda.
  2. Soak your vegetables in the water/baking soda bath for 10-15 minutes.
  3. The wax coating will start to dissolve.
  4. Take the vegetables out one by one and rub off the dissolved wax with your fingers.
  5. When all of the wax is removed, rinse each vegetable with clean water.

Additional Tips:

  • If your vegetables have already been washed or peeled, soaking in the water/baking soda bath will still remove any remaining wax.
  • Baking soda has natural properties that help remove wax without damaging the vegetables.

With these simple steps, you can easily remove wax from your vegetables and enjoy their nutrition without any wax residue.

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