Wax on Apples

Artificially added layer of wax (not the natural one) in apples (that can reportedly impact our colon, respiratory health and even cause certain infections), it naturally leaves us baffled. Recently consumer affairs minister experienced first hand.

A lot of us think that simply removing the apple peel also removes the wax present in it, but it may not entirely be true.

If you fear the shiny apples that you have bought have wax in them, there are some ways you can remove it.
Ways to remove wax
OPTION 1: You can leave the apples in extremely hot water for a minute and then rub it with a rough towel to remove the wax.
OPTION 2: You can also add some lemon juice and baking soda in water to remove the wax coat.
OPTION 3: You can also use vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in water more  

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We make rules,but lack implementing agencies effectiveness.Most of such agencies are corrupt or do not have proper teeth to punish then and there only. more  
Why the Government and the concerned authorities are not taking proper action and to stop such adulteration which is harming the health of the people very badly. more  
I also agree .why encourage ?just don’t buy them more  
In the interim period that no final solution is provided nu the authorities, it is advisable to follow one of the three methods as suggested by Ms Shivani.
You may even invent your own methods too.....simple and hot salt water would also do...... more  
but the govt itself has given permission to put 3 types of waxes on apple, what about that more  
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