Do You Know?
In 1797, a British navy doctor discovered that scurvy -- a disease that was the scourge of upstanding naval officers and pirates alike -- could be cured with a daily dose of citrus. At first naval ships were required to stock a supply of lemons, but limes were easier to get, especially while on duty in the Caribbean, so they switched to limes.
Question: which is better for warding off scurvy, lemon or lime?
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[Last week's answer: From mildest to hottest: Cubanelle, poblano, jalapeño, chipotle, Scotch Bonnet.]
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