Tag - scurvy

Limes

Limes (Citrus hystrix, C. aurantifolius, C. latifolia) are members of the Rutaceae (Citrus) Family. Limes are believed native to the Southeast Asia. The word lime is derived from the Arabic lim. In 1753, the Scottish naval surgeon, James Lind...

Lemons

Lemons (Citrus limon) are native to Southeast Asia and a member of the Rutaceae family. The storage capacity of lemons and limes made them useful for sailors who took them on long sea voyages to prevent scurvy (hence the sailor’s nickname...

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