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6 Foods That Have More Vitamin C Than Oranges

Vitamin C, medically known as ascorbic acid, is an essential water-soluble nutrient found in various different food sources. Vitamin C has many important jobs within the body such as developing and maintaining blood vessels, cartilage and even scar tissue when your body is injured. It also helps combat free radical damage (oxidation) as well as produce dopamine, tyrosine and other essential hormones. For most healthy adults, the recommended vitamin C intake is about 65 mg daily.

ORANGE You Glad There Are Other Vitamin C Rich Foods?

Many people turn to supplements to get their recommended daily value (DV), but it is often healthier to obtain vitamin and nutrient DVs naturally. So, are oranges your only option? Well, even though the term ‘vitamin C’, makes most people think of oranges as the ultimate be-all-end-all, there are actually many other foods out there that are even higher in vitamin C. This is great news for those who aren’t citrus fanatics. Let’s take a look at some of the front runners in the vitamin C race:

* For reference, a medium orange contains almost 70mg of vitamin C.

  1. 1 cup of Guava: a whopping 377mg per cup (over 3 oranges worth of vitamin C)!
  2. 100g of Yellow bell peppers: over 300% of your vitamin C DV.
  3. 1 cup of Kale: more than 80mg.
  4. 1 cup of Broccoli: over 135% of your vitamin C DV!
  5. 1 Kiwi: 107% of your vitamin C DV.
  6. 1 cup Strawberries: over 160% of your DV.

Papaya, Brussels Sprouts, pineapple and cauliflower are also rich in vitamin C! So you have many choices aside from oranges to help reach your recommended intake!

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