Trivia Question

Trivia Question: British sailors were called ”Limies” because they ate limes to fend off what disease?

Answer: Scurvy

Fresh fruit is important for preventing scurvy. The shelf-stable rations which sailors had to consume often accelerated scurvy’s development, though. As for what scurvy is, it is a rot of a person’s teeth and gums that is often associated with sailors.

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