The wax used in some fruits such as oranges is intended to protect the food and provide a shiny appearance
Fruits and vegetables, such as oranges, are covered by a layer of natural wax. Its main function is to help resist moisture loss, improve fruit firmness and slow down the natural degradation of food. The fruits, once harvested, are still “alive”, which means that they continue with the ripening process. The waxy coating that forms on the skin protects them. In some cases, waxing is applied to fruits such as citrus in post-harvest treatments to extend the shelf life and preserve them from fungi and bacteria. They are coating agents, completely harmless substances.
During the fruit packaging process, it passes through chambers that prepare them by washing them and later creating them, since at the time of washing the pieces lose this layer of natural wax.
This is why in our Zero Waste line, we use vegetable wax, which is an additive, and it stimulates the natural wax of the fruit.These wax coating agents are applied to give certain fruits a shiny appearance and offer protection.