Deficiency of which vitamin causes scurvy?

The vitamin whose deficiency causes scurvy is Vitamin C.

Explanation

Scurvy is a disease caused by a critical deficiency of vitamin C, hence it is also called the chronic vitamin C deficiency disorder. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a vital role in restoring, production, regeneration, and maintenance of tissues, bones, blood vessels, and skin.

Symptoms

Listed below are the few sympotoms of Scurvy disease

  • Anaemia
  • Headache
  • Bleeding gums
  • Tooth decay or loss of tooth
  • Small red spots on the skin

Foods that contain vitamin C

  • All citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, e.g. Indian gooseberry, oranges, grapes, lemons, etc.
  • Vegetables such as bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, green peas, tomatoes and fruits including strawberries, blackberries, guava, kiwi fruit, papaya, pineapples, and mangoes.

 

 

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