Carmel manufacturers food grade specialty wax coatings that are utilized on the outer surface and roots of several foods. The wax is applied in a thin coating to protect the outer surface and roots to preserve freshness.
These specialty formulations impart a flexible, pliable coating unlike paraffin, which is hard and brittle. The outer surface and roots of such produce are cut and peeled prior to cooking.
Garden wax is used to protect plant stems and is used also for grafting. It seals nutrients into the plant. The wax is adhesive and flexible.