Rinsing your fruit and vegetables prior to cooking or eating them may not be enough. Many times, produce companies add a coating of food-grade wax to vegetables to help preserve freshness.
The wax also makes them look nice in the produce section of your grocery store.
Wax on. Wax off.
I don’t care if it’s food grade or not. It’s nasty. And I am not going to eat it.
All of the fruit and veggies that come into our house get thoroughly washed before we start chopping or slicing — or cooking or eating.
Simply rinsing off produce will not remove the sticky, slippery wax. You need something to cut through that layer of grime.
Sure…you can buy expensive veggie wash, or you can make your own and save some money. Let’s be smart, shall we?
I squeeze about 1/4 cup of Dawn dishwashing liquid (the blue variety) into a foaming hand soap pump. [I used an empty container from Bath and Body Works.] I then add warm tap water until the bottle is almost full. Screw the pump onto the bottle and gently roll the bottle in your hands.
DO NOT SHAKE it. Just roll it around so the the soap and water get mixed together.
Get it Clean!
Use one or two pumps and some slightly warm water to get your food clean. You will immediately notice a difference. Your fruit and veggies will loose that nasty waxiness.