The diet consists of 24 oranges per day plus water. Nothing else. So let's see how much nutrition you're actually getting per day. Percentages are based on US Recommended Daily Intake for an adult.
Calories: 1128 kcal (56%)
Sugar: 224 grams
Fiber: 58 grams (232%)
Fat: 2.9 grams (4%)
Protein: 22 grams (44%)
Vitamin A: 24%
Question: How much vitamin C is actually present in a glass of orange juice, taking into account could have been passed months since harvesting-squeezing-bottling to drinking?
The nutrition label of the bottled juice should tell what is in the bottled juice after harvesting-squeezing-bottling. USDA.gov has evaluated the amount of vitamin C in many brands of ...
The recommendation to stop eating lemon and limes to prevent tooth decay is likely due to their acid content.
The primary nutritional benefits of citrus fruits are mainly vitamin C (ascorbic acid), though many other useful nutrients are also provided. Luckily, it appears that according to research the bio-availability of "artificial" vitamin C is not ...
Effervescent pills have the advantage that since you ingest the active compount already dissolved the absorption rate is generally faster than for normal pills. This is useful when you need the drug to kick in as soon as possible, like medicines for pain or fever. In the case of vitamin C, I see little to no reason why you would need such a fast action, so I ...
Scurvy, as you've said, is caused by a lack of vitamin C. This is an essential molecule in the construction of collagen, one of the main components of connective tissue in the body. Since many tissues contain vitamin C, it seems reasonable that eating different parts of an animal could give you enough to stave off scurvy.
There are some problems with this, ...