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Just noticed a post from "old sailor". There was a very good reason for the term LIMEIES(sp?). Could be something to consider in your prep plans. <:)=

-- Sysman (, March 21, 1999


Sure was a big boost to minimize scurvey.

How about a snooze?

-- Watchful (, March 21, 1999.

Hi Watchful. Yea, it's history, but vitamines and minerals aren't. Beans and rice just don't cut it alone. <:)=

-- Sysman (, March 21, 1999.

Try sprouting!

Sprouts, Hippocrates, Ann Wigmore

Sprouts, which beans?

Forum threads on sprouting. A way to get vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fresh foods even without a garden.

-- Debbie (, March 21, 1999.

Here in the Great White North, I have a stock of vitamins. Sprouts are good, unless keeping them warm becomes a problem (space in the warmth will likely be prioritized). I supplement my diet now, when "fresh" foods are readily available - transportation takes time and water-soluable vitamins (E,C, etc.) have a fairly short half life. Of course, they have a fairly short half life in pill form, too, so I'm sure to rotate my stock. Selenium and zinc are two of the minerals which are found in low concentrations in some soil and must be included in a healthy diet. Wouldn't hurt to find out if your area is one of the ones which is low in these; I'd suggest looking up info in the Dept of Agriculture. Far as I know, they shouldn't deteriorate over time in pill form.

-- Tricia the Canuck (, March 21, 1999.

Sea salt contains a multitude of essential trace minerals. Give it priority over regular table salt.

-- Tom Carey (, March 22, 1999.

Rose hips are high in vitamin C. Rugosa roses are (I think) best for hips. Oops, just realized what I wrote. Well, they're certainly better than french fries! And of course tomatoes and carrots are high in C, as are many other common veggies and fruit.

-- Old Git (, March 23, 1999.

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