My Apple Cleaner

We’ve heard it said that, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” I’m not sure if it’s true, but an apple is definitely at the top of my list of favorite healthy snacks. However, I am not a fan of the food grade wax which covers apples to keep them fresh longer by protecting the apple’s moisture content. [You can read about it here.]

I can appreciate the purpose of the wax and know it’s “food grade,” thus, edible. But, still…yuck.

So, here’s my simple solution for cleaning that wax off my apple.

Baking soda

I wet the apple I plan to eat, sprinkle it with a little baking soda, add a bit more water, then gently rub with my wet hands, and rinse.

Squeaky-clean and ready to eat.

Author: barefootlilylady

I love sharing about my barefoot gardening adventures, hence my blogger name. As I write, some of my other passions might spill out -- like fun with grandkids, baking and sewing endeavors, what I'm studying in Scripture, and the like. My readers will notice that one of the primary things I write about is Alzheimer's. May what I write be an encouragement to anyone who is a caregiver for someone they love with memory loss.

3 thoughts on “My Apple Cleaner”

  1. I always eat the peeling on apples and bought a few that smelled like chemicals even after washing (just used water). Gross! So now I only buy organic apples, but this is a great suggestion I will try on fruit. I believe vinegar is good for cleaning things. Could it be used on fruit peeling?

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    1. I have read that using plain water is sufficient for rinsing fruits and veggies. Those who do use vinegar usually create a solution of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. Some put the solution in a spray bottle and others create a “bath” of vinegar water. In both cases, a vinegar wash would best be followed with a quick rinse of plain water (in my opinion). I use the baking soda scrub for cleaning the wax off of my store-bought cucumbers too (if I plan to eat the skin).

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