An apple a day… –

“Blackthorne walked back down the corridor… he unlocked a drawer and carefully rewrapped the last of the apples he had so carefully hoarded all the way from the island of Santa Maria off Chile. It was bruised and tiny, with mold on the rotting part. He cut off a quarter. There were some maggots in there. He ate them with the flesh in reference to the ancient marine legend that the apple maggots were as effective against scurvy as the fruit and that when rubbed into the gums they helped prevent tooth loss.”….

You’re luckier than most, he thought. More careful. You preserved your fruit while others carefully consumed theirs. Now your scurvy is mild while the others are bleeding constantly, their bowels are diarrhea, their eyes are sore and rheumatic, and their teeth are lost or loose in their heads. Why don’t people ever learn?’

Quote from James Clavell’s: Shogun A Novel of Japan, 1971.

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Whatever myths and legends surrounded the seafarers and their quest to avoid scurvy, we now know that vitamin C was an essential element. Scurvy was responsible for more deaths at sea than storms, shipwrecks, fighting, and all other diseases combined. It killed more than 2 million sailors between Columbus’ voyage and the advent of steam engines in the mid-19th centuryth Century. Captain Blackthorne would be pleased to know that in the 400 years following his voyage we have come a long way in our knowledge of scurvy prevention. We eat the apples, oranges, strawberries, lemons, kiwis, bananas. We know the meaning of coniferous greens, parsley, peppers and more.

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Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, affects the entire body and therefore also plays an important role in skin care. It helps tighten skin, reduce the appearance of dark spots and helps protect skin from environmental pollution.

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We take care of your skin and the nutrition it needs. Our Alcohol-Free Toner contains Vitamin C alone and in other natural sources: Organic Rosewater, Sweet Orange, Lavender, Lemon. Our revitalizing eye oil contains rosehip, enriched with vitamin C. Our apple cider vinegar hair conditioner… not only has apples, but also parsley, rosemary-sage. Because nutrition is our primary goal, vitamin C has become a natural ingredient in most of our recipes. Try us!

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