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Lime

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Limes are used in cooking for their juice and their "zest," or skin. In the 19th century, sailors and pirates who were away from fruits and vegetables for months at a time often got "scurvy," a vitamin C shortage. To prevent it, ships carried tons of limes.

  1. 1. Where did people get scurvy?
    1. a. Out to sea
    2. b. In the mountains
    3. c. In towns
  2. 2. What is "scurvy"?
    1. a. A vitamin A shortage
    2. b. A vitamin C shortage
    3. c. A vitamin B shortage
  3. 3. What is a "zest"?
    1. a. The skin
    2. b. The pulp
    3. c. The stem