Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Re: Apples
From: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Dave Ochs)
Date: 1991-04-09, 13:39
/ hpcvra.cv.hp.com:alt.tv.twin-peaks / email@example.com / 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.