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Wax on Cucumbers: Can it be Removed?




I grow my own cucumbers so there’s no wax on them to remove. But if you buy them from the store, most of the time they have a waxy coating, except for the English cucumbers which are wrapped and I don’t think they have any coating at all. Anyway, here’s the deal:

If you buy organic cucumbers they may have a non-synthetic wax which is safe to eat. Regular cucumbers that are waxed have a food safe wax as well.

I’ve tried a number of methods for removing the wax: baking soda & lemon juice in warn water which sometimes, but not always, works. I like to make a solution of equal amounts of clear vinegar and water for hard skin veggies like cucumbers. It won’t remove the wax but does remove bacteria and toxins.


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