Advert for Montserrat Lime Fruit Juice Sauce
Medium: Print on paper
This is an advertisement for Monserrat lime fruit sauce. In the 19th century there was a change in the diet of the middle and working classes. By the end of the century many products were available that were imported from countries all over the world. In the mid 19th century Joseph Sturge formed the Monserrat Company Limited and started exporting limes and producing lime juice. John Woodall the Master Surgeon quoted on this leaflet was Surgeon to the East India Company and was responsible for the dock workers and sailors. He was well known for his experimental work on scurvy and understood that it could be prevented by eating lemon or lime juice.