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does oranges really prevent scurvy

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posted on May, 24 2011 @ 04:39 AM
or is that just Abovetopsecret classified emergency documented fairy tale?

posted on May, 24 2011 @ 04:40 AM
reply to post by mercanaries3

i thought it was limes? Maybe its just any kind of citrus? And yeah i think they do stop it i used to live next to this dude who would dress up like a pirate "not joking" this dude went to the ren fairs and everything i asked him the same thing and he said yea.
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posted on May, 24 2011 @ 04:44 AM
I think anything with Vitamin C will help

"Scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C, which is required for the synthesis of collagen in humans."
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posted on May, 24 2011 @ 05:06 AM
Not to be hyper-critical but was this thread even necessary?
I mean 2 seconds and a google search would provide the answer!

posted on May, 24 2011 @ 05:11 AM
reply to post by redbarron626

yeah more like 15 seconds

and 6 minutes of reading... this thread was most certainly necessary

posted on May, 24 2011 @ 05:25 AM
reply to post by pcrobotwolf

Thus the slang term, Limey, referring to British pirates (and later, to all Brits) who used to eat a lot of (vitamin C packed) limes, while going months on end at sea, often developing a vitamin C deficiency (without the fruit). With today's GMO limes, it is possible the limes, or any citrus fruit for that matter, would provide the vitamin benefits.
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posted on May, 24 2011 @ 06:28 AM
Raw onions work best...look that up. Ships would stock up before a long voyage.

posted on May, 24 2011 @ 10:23 AM
Anything with vitamin C in it can help prevent scurvy

Vitamin C is actually present in a lot of foodstuff (citrus fruits
ranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits etc etc, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbages, green peppers... The list goes on )
Obviously Some foods have higher concentrations of the vitamin. I heard that some European sailors used to eat "Rosa canina" ( Dog rose ) which actually has 10x more vitamin C than an orange weight for weight.

posted on May, 25 2011 @ 10:26 AM
For the survivalists, if you stuck somewhere and need an emergency vitamin C does during a shtf, dandelion roots provide plenty.

posted on May, 25 2011 @ 08:22 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox

Aren't Dandelion roots a diuretic?

posted on May, 26 2011 @ 07:48 AM
reply to post by Corrupted Data

It is possible. But scurvey is a nasty condition. If you had to choose between the two in a survival situation, I would go against the scurvey.

I will look into that though.

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