News Edible coating for fruit and vegetables

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Avocados that stay ripe for twice as long as usual thanks to an edible coating on their skin made from plant materials will go on sale in Europe for the first time this week.

Large supermarket chains in Germany and Denmark will stock the fruit, which is treated with a tasteless coating that has the potential to reduce fresh fruit and vegetable waste throughout the supply chain and cut the use of plastic packaging.
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(9. Dec. 2019)

It sounds like it's vegan, so in that sense better than the shellac currently used. I'm assuming when this coating is used on fruit such as apples that consumers will eat the actual coating, i.e. you can't wash it off. Or can you? I'd prefer not to consume that stuff.
 
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hmmmm ewww ugh hmmmm more info needed for sure

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It sounds like it's vegan, so in that sense better than the shellac currently used. I'm assuming when this coating is used on fruit such as apples that consumers will eat the actual coating, i.e. you can't wash it off. Or can you? I'd prefer not to consume that stuff.
Well, we already don't eat the skin of an avocado.