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Cold Storage

One of the great natural features of apples is that they store really well. In Australia you can buy crisp and tasty apples all year around because of how apples are stored. Cold storage is used to store fruit for short periods of time once it’s picked.

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Apples naturally develop a coat of wax when they are growing to help protect the fruit and to retain moisture and therefore firmness of the apple. Often, a food-grade wax is applied to replace the naturally-occurring wax to provide the same benefits, including a nice glossy shine.

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CSIRO and Dr Joanna McMillan’s Top Five Crunch Facts

A new research has revealed even more health benefits to crunching on an apple a day. The summary highlights a growing body of scientific evidence that shows regularly eating apples can help keep your heart healthy, control appetite, and assist with weight loss.

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