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Vitamin C content of potatoes cooked on a large scale with special reference to the significance of vitamin C deficiency in the etiology of paradentosis

Kramer, W.

Deutsch. Militararzt. 3: 465-473

1938


Accession: 013604351

Potatoes are regarded as the chief source of vitamin C in army rations, and the problem of vitamin C deficiency in relation to diseases of the gums is discussed with reference to the literature. Potatoes are estimated to supply 12 to 14 per cent, of the total calories in the German diet, about 500 g. being eaten daily by a man. A study was made of the vitamin C content of potatoes cooked in an army kitchen.

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