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    • Horace
    • By Horace 4th Nov 07, 9:49 AM
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    Most lemons sold are waxed before they are shipped over, however, you can buy unwaxed lemons - I think you can buy these in Sainsbury's but I am not sure, it's best to ask when you go shopping as to whether the lemon is waxed or unwaxed.
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    Thanks horace do you know if they differ much in look?
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    • By nopot2pin 4th Nov 07, 9:56 AM
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    • 4th Nov 07, 9:56 AM
    Horace is right.
    Most supermarkets sell unwaxed lemons.
    They look the same... only the label on the shelf states "unwaxed"
    I did hear ages ago, that if you could not get unwaxed lemons or limes, give them a good wash with a little scrubbing brush to remove the thin layer of wax. I always do this now.
    • Seakay
    • By Seakay 4th Nov 07, 4:46 PM
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    You may need to use a little detergent as well, and then wash the detergent off!
    Some health food shops sell a product which helps, similar to this:
    • By CLARABEL 4th Nov 07, 8:55 PM
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    lemons are sprayed wit wax so they look shiny. the unwaxed ones just need a scrub with WUliquid and then a rinse and there you have it!

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