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Paraffin Wax, Parawax, Baker's Wax, or Cooking Wax

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Question:

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.
 

Answer:


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.

 


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