Foods rich in Vitamin C?

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  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image65
    Ultimate Hubberposted 12 years ago

    Foods rich in Vitamin C?

  2. simonpeter35 profile image60
    simonpeter35posted 12 years ago

    I don't know about food, but I know orange have lots of vitamin C

  3. profile image53
    SashaNposted 12 years ago

    The top foods high in Vitamin C are Bell Peppers, Kiwi, Guava, Red and Green Hot Chili Peppers, Fresh Thyme and Parsley, Kale, Broccoli, Papaya, Oranges, Tangerines and Strawberries.

  4. twilanelson profile image60
    twilanelsonposted 12 years ago

    Lemons have a great amount of vitamin c, and my 1 1/2 year old granddaughter loves lemons.

  5. haikutwinkle profile image59
    haikutwinkleposted 12 years ago

    Dragon fruit is rich in Vitamin C (http://dragon.fruit.pitaya.fruit.foodly … _be_5.html)

  6. Aamna Aamad profile image61
    Aamna Aamadposted 12 years ago

    Raw red pepper
    Orange juice
    Grapefruit juice
    Raw green pepper
    Cooked Broccoli
    Fresh strawberries
    Cooked brussels sprouts
    Raw Broccoli
    Tomato juice
    Cooked cabbage 
    Raw cauliflower 
    Potato baked
    Raw tomato teeth are sour coz of so much of vitamin C

  7. downpourofwords profile image40
    downpourofwordsposted 12 years ago

    Orange, Lemon, some organic pills which are a safe bet

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    A.CreativeThinkerposted 12 years ago

    Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin c, such as oranges, lemons and grapefruit.

  9. TT Dolats profile image61
    TT Dolatsposted 12 years ago

    Camu Camu is very high in vitamin C. It has the highest recorded concentration of vitamin c. It is an amazing fruit found in the amazon rainforest. I have never found the fresh fruit but I take the powder in my smoothies. It's delicious.

  10. profile image55
    seo4top,composted 12 years ago

    I don´t believe that additional Vitamin C can really help, because we ingest enough with our daily food.

    There are 2 foods I can´t find in the above answers. With my long-term experiences I can strongly recommend

    unpeeled raw Ginger, yellow

    seabuckthorn, juice or sirup (includes very much Vitamin C too)

    They both are really "magic cures" you will benefit from every day.

  11. Mandeep Randhawa profile image60
    Mandeep Randhawaposted 12 years ago

    i think Lemon have a great amount of Vitamin C

  12. Judi Bee profile image90
    Judi Beeposted 12 years ago

    Limes - British sailors were issued limes each day to ward off scurvy (caused by Vit C deficiency) on long sea voyages - hence we British have the nickname "Limeys".

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    vanquybk08posted 12 years ago

    Vitamin C is water-soluble which means that the body is unable to store it. Therefore, vitamin C must be taken on a daily basis. There are many different types of vegetables and fruits that contain a lot of vitamin C, but be careful how you prepare them as vitamin C can be lost in the liquids in which they are cooked.

    Below is a list of foods which are high in vitamin C.
    Foods High In Vitamin C

    Vitamin C Rich foods list    Portion    Milligrams per serving    Percent RDA
    Raw red pepper    ½ cup    95    158
    Orange juice    ¾ cup    93    155
    Kiwifruit    1 medium kiwi    71    118
    Orange    1 medium    70    117
    Grapefruit juice    ¾ cup    70    117
    Raw green pepper    ½ cup    60    100
    Cooked Broccoli    ½ cup    51    85
    Fresh strawberries    ½ cup    49    82
    Cooked brussels sprouts    ½ cup    48    80
    Grapefruit    ½ medium    39    65
    Raw Broccoli    ½ cup    39    65
    Tomato juice    ¾ cup    33    55
    Cantaloupe    ½ cup    29    48
    Cooked cabbage    ½ cup    28    47
    Raw cauliflower    ½ cup    23    38
    Potato baked    1 medium    20    38
    Raw tomato    1 medium    16    27
    What is Vitamin C?

    Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is an essential anti-oxidant and is necessary for the production of collagen, connective tissue found in skin, bone, ligaments and blood vessels. It performs a variety of other enzymatic and metabolic functions, such as:

    maintaining and repairing body tissue
    strengthening blood vessels
    aiding the absorption of calcium, essential for healthy bones and teeth
    helping the body to resist infections
    lowering levels of blood cholesterol
    aiding the absorption of iron from food, thus preventing anaemia
    protecting cells from free radicals that can damage cell membrane and DNA
    How Much Vitamin C Do I Need?

    The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin C is subject to ongoing debate. In the US, it currently stands at 60mg per day. Vitamin C deficiency is characterized by:

    easy bruising
    swollen and bleeding gums
    wounds that have trouble healing
    Smokers are at a risk for vitamin C deficiency and require more of a daily intake than non-smokers.

    Too much Vitamin C intake on a regular basis will cause the following problems:

    kidney stones
    Daily excesses are excreted as waste and the body will require more supplementation the following day.

  14. FacebookPokerChip profile image64
    FacebookPokerChipposted 12 years ago

    kiwis! dont forget kiwis! they're extremely high in vitamin c

  15. nabeelplus profile image61
    nabeelplusposted 12 years ago

    essential nutrient required by body...high level of vitamin c is found in
    red and green chillies, Guava, bell peppers, fresh herbs, cauliflower, kiwi fruit, papaya, oranges and berries

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    Charie11posted 12 years ago

    Grape fruit juice and anything that's of the dark Berrie kind is quite high in vitamin c & anti-oxidants.

  17. Borsia profile image39
    Borsiaposted 12 years ago

    Almost all brightly colored fruits and vegetables are high in C.
    There are several different kinds of Vitamin C as well. If you are thinking about a supplement look for Ester C.

  18. ManuelAtt profile image61
    ManuelAttposted 12 years ago

    green peppers and blackcurrents are much richer in vitamin c than oranges and other citrus fruits

  19. ArockDaNinja profile image68
    ArockDaNinjaposted 12 years ago

    Almost all foods contain some vitamin C. Many processed foods too. Drink milk! I stick with citrus fruits and supplement pills are also a great source.

  20. rick combe profile image82
    rick combeposted 12 years ago

    Ounce per ounce strawberries contain more vitamin c than oranges.

  21. PoliCommandments profile image60
    PoliCommandmentsposted 12 years ago

    Broccoli, red bell peppers (significantly more than green bell peppers), tomatoes, citrus fruits, and the likes are rich in Vitamin C.  Being allergic to many types of citrus, I had to look into alternatives, and found broccoli and bell peppers were helpful to my immune system.  Also, try boosting your spinach intake.  I like adding spinach to my salads and sandwiches.  It's healthier for you, and you barely notice the difference.

  22. Nadeeshan301 profile image67
    Nadeeshan301posted 12 years ago

    Fruits of the family citriceae (lime family) have a very high content of vitamin C (e.g. - oranges, lime, lemon, grape-fruit). Usually any fresh fruit with a sour taste has some amount of vitamin C.
    However, it is important for the fruit to be fresh as vitamin C is heat labile (destroyed by heat). Therefore, using hot water to prepare fruit juices and eating aftre heating or cooking does not give the expected amount of vitamin C.
    Also, vitamin C is water soluble. So, if the fruit is washed after cutting, the vitamin is washed away.

  23. K9keystrokes profile image85
    K9keystrokesposted 12 years ago

    Surprising, but artichokes are preety high in vitamin C. And they taste yummy to boot!

  24. Zzare profile image58
    Zzareposted 12 years ago

    Oranges, lemons, apricots, kiwi, mango, strawberries, grapefruit

  25. dipsmi profile image64
    dipsmiposted 12 years ago

    orange ,strawberries,papaya,kiwi,cauliflower, broccoli,Kale, Mustard Greens, Garden Cress,Red and Green Hot Chili Peppers!!!!

  26. Troppus1 profile image59
    Troppus1posted 12 years ago

    Look for rich reds and orange colours, like mentioned in many other replies (red peppers, citrus fruits, etc.).  Overall, foods rich in nutrients are deep in colour.

  27. SidKemp profile image88
    SidKempposted 12 years ago

    Some unusual foods rich in vitamin C: Kiwi fruit, red peppers (and also green), Florida avocadoes, potatoes, berries, and melon.

  28. profile image57
    SpaceAgeposted 12 years ago

    oj is a good juice. I need my Orange Juice.

  29. Mansoor Saeed profile image60
    Mansoor Saeedposted 12 years ago

    Red and green Kiwi
    Red berries
    Bell peppers
    Green chillies
    juices made from
    Grape fruit
    and guava.

  30. unknown spy profile image67
    unknown spyposted 11 years ago

    Hi, you can check my hub here about Vitamin C rich foods: … atural-Way

  31. Emma Jones profile image59
    Emma Jonesposted 11 years ago

    spinach is best source. there are many more you can check my hub > … Importance


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