what kind of wax is used on apples to 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. 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. Therefore, additional waxing is important in preserving the apple in tip-top shape. It depends on the type of apple and the processors, but usually they use animal wax, vegetable wax, mineral wax, or a synthetic wax to coat the fruit.

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