Scurvy in a condition-specific to the deficiency of ascorbic acid. The lack of vitamin C destabilises the structure of collagen and affects the integrity of the tissues. This means their body tissues start to break down.
How the disease effects a persons health
Symptoms can include sunken eyes, bleeding gums, tooth decay, rough skin, loss of integrity of microvessels also known as bruising, nose bleeds, joint pain, muscle weakness, pale skin as a result of anaemia (as Vitamin C is needed to absorb iron and make red blood cells) and tiredness which is also known as fatigue.
How to prevent it
Many years ago, sailors would die when taking long trips. This was until someone discovered the cure that protected sailors from scurvy disease... in citrus fruits and lemons. This was first documented in 1617 by English military surgeon John Woodall in The Surgeon’s Mate... and then published in 1753 by naval surgeon James Lind in A Treatise of Scurvy. The cure for scurvy existed for almost 200 years... before the medical profession finally caught on. In the early 1800s, the medical profession finally accepted the cure for scurvy. An unknown substance in citrus fruits which prevented people to die from scurvy. In the early 1900's, chemists found trace substances in food that were vital to health. These were later given the name Vitamins and Vitamin C was identified as the anti-scurvy substance in citrus fruits. (Asimov, 1972)
250g new potatoes 1 tablespoon (15ml) sunflower oil 1 red pepper 1 garlic clove ½ fresh red chilli Pinch of ground cumin ½ teaspoon (2.5ml) paprika 1 tablespoon (15ml) vinegar
BE CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH YOUR FACE AND WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTERWARDS.
Weighing Measuring Boiling Sautéing Draining Preparation of fresh chilli
Wash the potatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks and put them into a saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and cook for 15 minutes, or until almost tender. In the meantime, on a chopping board de-seed and cut the pepper into slices. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Half the chilli, remove the seeds and finely chop. Drain the potatoes through a colander. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan and fry the potatoes, turning them frequently, until golden brown. Add the sliced pepper and cook until they have softened. Meanwhile, mix the garlic, fresh chilli, cumin and paprika together then add to the golden-brown potatoes. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the vinegar and stir until it has evaporated.
EVALUATION OF PATATAS BRAVAS
Answer these questions in full sentences.
WWW - what went well? I think .........
EBI - even better if .... Next time, I will .........
Read the statements below and copy and paste the face which best fits.
DEMONSTRATION OF CLAW GRIP Worked independently, safely and with accuracy
USE OF A SHARP KNIFE TO JULIENNE THE VEGETABLES Worked independently, safely and with accuracy
USE OF A KNIFE TO PEEL & FINELY CHOP THE GARLIC/CHILLI Worked independently, safely and with accuracy
FRYING Worked independently, safely and with accuracy using the correct technique