The vitamin whose deficiency causes scurvy is Vitamin C.
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.
Listed below are the few sympotoms of Scurvy disease
- 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.