Friday, June 17, 2011

The Frugal Pantry: Vitamin C

The human body is able to store most vitamins for use when needed, but it is unable to store vitamin C.  Vitamin C must be eaten when needed and you need it every day.

Without vitamin C you can suffer from many symptoms of ill health, but the worst is a condition known as scurvy.  Scurvy is the break down of tissues, evidenced by bleeding gums and other oral problems.  It is also believed that vitamin C boosts the immune system.

Storing vitamins, especially C, is absolutely necessary if you are surviving on your pantry stores.  Vitamins must be stored in a cool, dark, dry place.  Watch the expiration dates, be sure to use them before they expire.

Vitamin C tablets can also be smashed and used to keep sliced fruit fresh.  Soak the fruit slices in water with one vitamin C tablet dissolved in it.  They will not turn brown and fade.

Add a few bottles of Vitamin C to your pantry shelves for good health and food preservation.

God bless,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the reminder! I started taking a 1000mg Vit. C pill every day last month, but forgot the past two or three days.

    Cheap "health insurance" for the pantry.