I have a question about cooking wax. I
need some for a recipe. I have searched several local grocery stores, with
no luck. I have found "household wax" used for canning and sealing, but I
assume these are two different compounds and are not interchangeable.
Paraffin Wax, Parowax, Baker's Wax, or Cooking Wax - It is classified as a chemical
preservative, is widely used on fruits, vegetables, and candy to make them
shiny and pretty and to retard moisture loss and spoilage. Paraffin is still
commonly used to seal home-canned jellies and jams.
You can find paraffin wax in your grocery store where canning jars and
supplies are sold.