Letter to the editor: Wax-coated apples

February 17, 2019

The use of wax on fruits, especially apples to make them look appealing is a known fact. The picture here shows apples bought from a shop recently. Even after washing them several times, the wax did not go away. 

Whatever may be the reason – be it to prevent moisture loss or increase shelf value - proper cleaning is a must to ensure that the fruits are made toxic-free to consume. It would be good if toxic-free fruits are made available to the public. Shopkeepers and farmers should refrain from using chemicals on fruits and vegetables keeping the health interest of consumers in mind.

Ramachandran Nair
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