Fruits, vegetables that have more vitamin c than orange

Fruits, vegetables that have more vitamin c than orange

 

The importance of Vitamin C cannot be overstated, especially so in the winter season.

Apart from maintaining the overall healthy functioning of the body, this humble Vitamin has a number of health benefits.

Orange and citrus fruits are supposedly the kings, as they are known to have the vitamin in high quantities.

It is said that a single orange can fulfil a significant portion of your recommended dietary allowance of Vitamin C.

But did you know that there are many more foods that are higher in Vitamin C content than even a whole orange?

 

Here Are 10 Fruits And Vegetables

 

1. Guava

Yellow and red fruits are usually credited with having high vitamin content, but guava is a fruit that stands tall as an exception.

A single guava fruit, weighing 100 grams, has over 200mg of Vitamin C content (as per the USDA), which is almost twice as high as that in an orange.

 

2. Pineapple

Pineapple is an underrated nutrient powerhouse – the fruit contains huge amounts of vitamin C.

A mineral which is rarely found in natural foods, manganese, is also found in pineapple making it a great addition to the diet.

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3. Strawberries

Strawberries are known for their antioxidant properties all over, but they are also a rich source of vitamin C.

Their content is slightly more than that in a single orange.

 

 

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4. Kiwi

If you’re looking for a healthy snack option or a way to add ‘green’ to your diet, Kiwi fruit is the way to go.

Just one kiwi fruit contains up to 84mg of vitamin C, along with other vital vitamins such as vitamin K and E.

 

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5. Mango

Mangoes are naturally high in vitamin C and beta-carotene, and thus help in boosting immunity as well.

Green mangoes actually have more vitamin C content than their yellow or red counterparts.

 

6. Papaya

Papaya is best enjoyed fresh, whether as a salad or in the form of a juice. Half a papaya, if eaten raw, provides a significantly higher amount of Vit C than a single orange.

 

 

Fruits, vegetables that have more vitamin c than orange

 

 

7. Broccoli

Apart from being a great vegetable for maintaining overall health, broccoli is also a great naturally occurring source of the vitamin, which helps repair damaged tissue and maintaining a healthy immunity.

 

8. Kale

Kale has a number of health benefits, and one of them is being high in vitamins C and K.

A delicious kale juice is the way to add it to your diet or can even be replaced in pesto sauce, in place of basil.

 

 

Fruits, vegetables that have more vitamin c than orange

 

 

9. Red And Yellow Bell Peppers

Red and yellow bell peppers are super rich in antioxidants, which help in maintaining eye and heart health.

They also contain high amounts of vitamin C, which boosts collagen level and may help to prevent lung cancer too.

 

About The Author

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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