Meteorswarm wrote:You're referencing the vitamin C content of oranges, which, yes, will prevent scurvy. However, apples not only contain quite enough vitamin C to stave off scurvy, if rather less than oranges, they also keep better over long periods of time, either whole or as cider, or dried. Furthermore, both apple pips and orange seeds historically contained small amounts of cyanide (indeed, most fruit seeds do; it's a key flavor in marzipan), but modern breeds of apple have nearly cyanide-less pips. Besides, unless you're into eating apple cores, you're much more likely to accidentally swallow a small orange seed than a small apple seed.CorruptUser wrote:Oranges will save your life if you need to spend 6 months at sea, while apples contain cyanide.CorruptUser wrote:Oranges come in baskets, which is much better than bushels.
A basket is a container. A bushel is a unit of measurement. I can buy oranges by the bushel just as easily as I can buy apples in baskets.
Did somebody just get told?