is the wax same as those on the instant noodles or any effect on our body, anyone knows? thanks.
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"Is the wax used on fruit safe to eat?
Why is this necessary?
Research carried out by governmental and scientific authorities such as the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration has shown that approved waxes are safe to eat. As
wax is indigestible, it will go through the body without breaking down or being absorbed. Waxing helps to retain moisture in fruit and vegetables during shipping
and marketing. It also inhibits mould g ro w t h a n d p ro t e c t s t h e f r u i t a n d
vegetables from diseases. The shiny protective coating also enhances the
appearance of the produce."
"What about pesticides and chemicals
on fresh fruit and vegetables?
T h e A g r i - f o o d Ve t e r i n a r y A u t h o r i t y
conducts inspection programmes to ensure that both imported and locally
produced fruit and vegetables do not contain excessive pesticide and chemical
residues. However, it is always a good practice to wash your fruit and vegetables
before eating or cooking. A combination of rinse, soak and rinse will help to remove
pesticide residues on vegetables substantially. When rinsing, pay attention
to the base of the stems where dirt or pesticides tend to get trapped."