Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Apples
From: (Dave Ochs)
Date: 1991-04-09, 13:39

/ / /  8:21 pm  Apr  8, 1991 /
> >
> >	Is there any natural wax on the outside of apples, or is it all
> >fake?  I remember hearing that the wax (specifically on Red Delicious) was
> >natural, but I'm just not sure.  Also, washing apples removes some of the
> >pesticides but not all kinds, right?  (I suppose it would remove the water
> >soluable, and not the oily pesticides...)

Even though this is an obviously misplaces question, I can't resist answering
it.  Having come from apple country, I assure you that apples don't grow
with wax on them.  In the packing houses they are washed, rinsed, dried, and
waxed.  I believe that the wash is not just water, but some other solution
(maybe just ordinary soap), but what it does and doesn't remove is unknown.

Personally, I really don't care.

Dave "why would you want to eat a soft, meally Red Delicious anyway?" Ochs.