Monday, April 11, 2011

Rose's Lime Juice... again Leith leads the world!

Rose's of Leith. A maker of lime juice.


Lets get the record straight, scurvy is a disease caused by a deficiency of Vitamin C.

Scurvy caused more losses in the early navies of the world than any wars.

Magellan lost 80% of his crew to scurvy.

Most of the elixirs involved alcohol, which mixed with sailors, usually impaired performance.

Lachlan Rose was the first to patent a concentrate of lime juice, not involving alcohol.

Lachlan Rose, Rose's Lime Juice, Commercial Street, Leith, Scotland.

On wikipedia, it is estimated that between the years 1500 and 1800, TWO MILLION sailors died of scurvy.

Again, like golf, Leith is the centre of the world.

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