how does applying wax on apple prevent it from rotting?

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    Apples already have a natural wax coating already before farmers apply addition wax. Their natural wax is used to keep it from shrinking up and losing weight. This keeps them healthy, whole and helps them avoid rotting. Before the apples are packaged, they are scrubbed clean to remove dirt and sometimes chemicals, and in the process lose about half of their natural waxing. So applying wax will be for the same purposes that mother nature gave the apple a coating of wax in the first place. Additionally, these waxes can serve to enhance the aesthetic of the fruit by giving it glossy and luscious appearance. Also, the new coat of wax should help keep its firmness and its juiciness by not allowing its juice to leak out.

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