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What's The Science Behind Polished Apples ?
« on: 22/08/2009 12:32:10 »
Dearest All, Happy Saturday !..Hope ewe have a nice weekend ahead of ewe...what are ewe doing today ?

well.......... I for one am glad we had this chat.

My day has already been very busy as I polished these two apples !



Two Polished Apples.

Now all I did was rub them against some kitchen tissue..and eh voila !!..they are shiny !!


Why does rubbing apples against kitchen tissue (or my T-shirt) make them shiny ?..what IS the shiny ?



Ewe see...I do not know !...I really don't !...but...at 12:31 on Saturday I want to know !..will ewe help me know ?



Hugs & shmishes


mwah mwah mwah


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« Reply #1 on: 23/08/2009 01:54:01 »
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If you do purchase non-organic apples, you may want to ask your grocer about the kind of wax used to protect the apple's* surface during storage or shipping. Carnauba wax (from the carnauba palm tree), beeswax, and shellac (from the lac beetle) are preferable to petroleum-based waxes, which contain solvent residues or wood resins.
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=15&tname=foodspice

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« Reply #2 on: 23/08/2009 07:02:07 »
I must say those apples looks pathetically small  :P

This was the last one left in the fruit bowl

 

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« Reply #3 on: 23/08/2009 09:54:07 »
Even an Apple straight off the tree has  build up on the skin,,Like a protective coating. You can rub a new apple from the tree on your t-shirt and it will certainly rub a nice shine without having been waxed!Its kind of a natural sticky dull stuff.


Wax  is used to protect apples if you want to store them or move them around a lot..
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« Reply #4 on: 23/08/2009 10:43:53 »
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If you do purchase non-organic apples, you may want to ask your grocer about the kind of wax used to protect the apple's* surface during storage or shipping. Carnauba wax (from the carnauba palm tree), beeswax, and shellac (from the lac beetle) are preferable to petroleum-based waxes, which contain solvent residues or wood resins.
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=15&tname=foodspice

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« Reply #5 on: 23/08/2009 10:44:30 »
I must say those apples looks pathetically small  :P

This was the last one left in the fruit bowl








Sorry..did I say apples ?..I meant cherries !!
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« Reply #6 on: 23/08/2009 10:48:30 »
Even an Apple straight off the tree has  build up on the skin,,Like a protective coating. You can rub a new apple from the tree on your t-shirt and it will certainly rub a nice shine without having been waxed!Its kind of a natural sticky dull stuff.


Wax  is used to protect apples if you want to store them or move them around a lot..

Thanks Kareny Mam,

That's very helpful indeed !...but it's intersteing to find out what exactly is the shine on a non waxed apple !
 

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« Reply #7 on: 23/08/2009 11:20:00 »
I think the shine is a clean apple its the coating that rubs off.. sometimes I think it is dirt and or sugars that come through but that would only be my guess!
I want to say maybe the pectin in the peel..but I am not sure!
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« Reply #8 on: 24/08/2009 10:38:26 »
I must say those apples looks pathetically small  :P

This was the last one left in the fruit bowl


This could very well mean you just have small hands ;)
 

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