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Edible Waxes on Fruits Facilitate Storage and Preservation

Zhengzhou Miracle Machinery Co.,Ltd | Updated: Dec 18, 2017

The topic of fruit waxing aroused the concern of many consumers, the reporter interviewed fruit processing practitioners and experts found that fruit waxing is not uncommon in the industry, waxing in addition to make the fruit look more beautiful, its central role is to facilitate storage and Fresh.

It is understood that in the United States, Japan, Europe and other developed countries and regions, waxing fruit has a mature process and laws and regulations. Since the late nineties of the last century, China has introduced fruit waxes from the United States, Japan and other countries and widely implemented citrus waxing technology.

Generally larger citrus processing enterprises have "fruit cleaning waxing machine" equipment, after the fruit screening is completed, it will automatically clean, disinfect, wax and drying, waxing is in line with national standards of consumption of wax , The purpose is to facilitate citrus storage.

China's "hygiene standards for food additives," allows fresh fruit surface waxing, but must use the provisions of the additives, according to production needs to add. This additive is the edible wax, its composition is animal glue or plant glue, non-toxic.

So, since national standards allow waxing of fresh fruit, why do waxed fruits cause consumers to question it? Mr.Tian, who is sell fruits for many years told reporters that now is not uncommon fruit waxing, the basic category of citrus and apples, waxed fruits because the "selling phase" is better, but also easier to save than ordinary fruits, so more affected Business households and consumers welcome. For the waxing of the fruit is safe, Mr. Tian said "not sure."

Edible wax is a natural wax extract of animals and plants, the fruit itself will naturally form this material, its safety is assessed, so the use of food waxes in fresh skin epidermis is theoretically safe. However, as a chemical product, it is not ruled out that the edible wax is polluted in the production process. Meanwhile, due to the low cost of industrial wax, it is not ruled out that the industrialists can use industrial wax instead of edible wax, In the add pigment behavior. Edible waxes or industrial waxes are insoluble in water and can not be removed by washing alone. Therefore, consumers are advised to peel the waxed fruits before consumption.