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  • Answer: Vitamin C - which can be found in citrus fruits such as lemons, limes and oranges.
  • Answer: Vitamin C.
    Citrus fruits are good for preventing scurvy on the high seas.
  • Answer: Yes, many vegetables can help prevent scurvy, and so can many fruits. Scurvy is a deficiency of vitamin C. Some food sources are:

    Papaya, Red bell peppers (uncooked), Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Strawberries, Oranges, Cantaloupe, Kiwi, Cauliflower, and Dark green leafy vegetables like Kale, Mustard greens, etc.
  • Answer: Lemons, limes, oranges and citrus fruits help prevent scurvy. Acommonly used cure and prevention for malaria is boiled horsetailand carnuckles.
  • Answer: they ate lemons, as they were high in vitamin C
  • Answer: Well you would have weakening skin or loss of teeth
  • Answer: Scurvy is caused by the lack of vitamin C.


  • Answer: Scurvy is vitamin c deficiency. Ascorbic acid is important to the formation of collagen. Symptoms or characteristics of scurvy are gum bleeding, soreness or stiffness of the joints and lower extremities and also slow healing of wound.
  • Answer: Scurvy causes gums that are spongy, pots on the skin and bleeding from their mucous membrane(at the nostrils, mouth, lips, eyelids and ears). A person with scurvy also looks pale, is immobilized, can feel depressed, and in advanced cases causes loss of teeth and open wounds.
  • Answer: A low vitamin deficiency or it is in guinea pigs
  • Answer: Scurvy is a disease caused by a Vitamin C deficiency. It was common among early sailing ship crews who did not have a source of Vitamin C in their diets during long voyages.

    Scurvy presents itself as swollen bleeding gums and the opening of previously healed wounds. It was a particular problem among sailors in the days of sailing ships as they had no fresh food for long periods of their voyages. The British discovered that consumption of citrus fruits - particularly limes - could prevent this disease. The Royal Navy began issuing sailors with a ration of limes, which led to the British in general being referred to as "limeys".


    James Lind (1716-1794) was the one who insisted that the British use lemons to combat the disease, but the Royal Navy did not heed his advice right away. When limes were first used, the disease did not have a name, nor did they know what caused it.
    Scurvy is a disease caused by deficiency of Vitamin C in the human body.
  • Answer: You need to eat lots of fruit and vegetables, especially oranges!
  • Answer: Not getting enough vitamin C
  • Answer: You can get scurvy if you do not get enough vitamin C. This can be prevented by eating different citrus fruits or taking a daily multivitamin. In fact, the only creatures on earth that are capable of getting scurvy are humans and guinea pigs.

How To Prevent Scurvy?

  • Scurvy is a deficiency in vitamin C. Get plenty of vitamin C. Either use supplements, or eat or drink things that are rich in vitamin C. The British navy used to provide limes for this.

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