This easy Lime punch is so refreshing on a hot summers evening to sit down and relax and sip this simple cool and almost exotic punch.Your first paragraph ...
6 cans of Limeade.
1 litre of pineapple juice chilled.
1 litre of apple juice. chilled.
7 limes peeled.
1 litre of club soda chilled.
Fresh mint leaves.
Optional use local fresh fruits where possible.
Peaches, raspberries,or whatever is available can be cut into small pieces and added if desired
Directions for this Great easy lime punch.
1 Place the limes into a blender until smooth.
2 Into a large punch bowl.
3 combine the fresh lime juice limeade, pineapple juice, apple juice white rum, and the club soda.
4 lastly add the ice cubes then leave for 15 minutes and serve.
The origins of this name name for Englishmen mainly during the first and second world wars used mostly American service personnel. But in a way it could have been used as a backhanded compliment to the ingenuity of those ancient British sailors who used the juices of citrus fruits limes mainly which replenish there bodies requirements for vitamin C, they kept themselves free of the dreaded condition that affected mainly sailors of nationalities on long sea voyages
Up to the 19th century many sailors suffered from scurvy on long sea voyages due to the poor quality food which lacked vitamins essential for good health.
It was a surgeon in the Royal Navy called James Lind, who first proved that citrus fruits was the link in treating and preventing scurvy.
British sailors found that when lime juice was added to their water which became mainly stale rancid water on those loge sea journeys the Lime juice prevented the onset of scurvy problem.
Scurvy is a disease caused by a diet that lacks vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Patients develop anemia, debility, exhaustion, edema (swelling) in some parts of the body, and sometimes ulceration of the gums and loss of teeth. The name scurvy comes from the Latin scorbutus.
As vitamin C helps the body absorb iron, scurvy can lead to a condition called iron deficiency anemia. Symptoms of iron deficiency can include tiredness, lethargy (lack of energy) and shortness of breath.
It was originally used as a derogatory word for sailors in the Royal Navy, because of the Royal Navy's practice since the beginning of the 19th century of adding lemon juice or lime juice to the sailors' daily ration of watered-down rum (known as grog), in order to make stored, stagnant, water more palatable.
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