When You Pour Hot Water on a Store-Bought Apple, You Learn a LOT About What You’re Eating

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So if that “ignorance is bliss” thinking is your preferred approach, you might not want to keep reading. There’s nothing nasty or gross revealed, but you’ll still be shocked at how something as seemingly “untouched” as fruits and vegetables can be treated in ways never imagined.

You think “What you see is what you get” with them, right? Well, not quite. Not at all, actually.


The wax isn’t toxic or dangerous to consume, but it’s likely an ingredient you didn’t know you were consuming your entire life.


Put your apples in a bowl and cover them with a tablespoon of baking soda.



Well, you can try springing for organic stuff instead, if this is too much work.



The wax also keeps the apples fresh longer. So it does serve a purpose, but, if you’re a little creeped out by the wax addition, follow these steps and munch away without fear!