Five Foods with More Vitamin C than Oranges

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and proliferator of white blood cells which make it a great vitamin for boosting your immune response. There are a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that contain vitamin C that are not of the citrus family. So if you dislike citrus fruits, you are in luck because here is a list of five fruits and vegetable that has more vitamin C than citrus fruits.

Kiwis: One serving of kiwi has 137 mg of vitamin C...almost double the vitamin C you would get if you ate a medium size orange. Just cut them into halves and dig in with a spoon.

Brussel Sprouts: One serving contains 74 mg of vitamin C. Lightly saute with butter, salt, and pepper and voila a delicious side. Not a vegan? Add some bacon.

Bell Pepper: One whopping serving contains 152 mg of vitamin C! Add it into any salad to spice it up or even better stuff the peppers with meats and cheese and throw that sucker into the oven for a full meal.

Strawberries: Want less peeling. Consider a serving of strawberries as it contains 85 mg of vitamin C. Strawberries go great in a shake or smoothie.

Broccoli: This vegetable packs a 81.2 mg of vitamin C. Eaten raw makes for a simple and quick snack or lightly stir fry with soy sauce, oyster sauce, yellow onion, and chicken to make a delicious and nutritious entree.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and proliferator of white blood cells which make it a great vitamin for boosting your immune response. There are a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that contain vitamin C that are not of the citrus family. So if you dislike citrus fruits, you are in luck because here is a list of five fruits and vegetable that has more vitamin C than citrus fruits.

Kiwis: One serving of kiwi has 137 mg of vitamin C...almost double the vitamin C you would get if you ate a medium size orange. Just cut them into halves and dig in with a spoon.

Brussel Sprouts: One serving contains 74 mg of vitamin C. Lightly saute with butter, salt, and pepper and voila a delicious side. Not a vegan? Add some bacon.

Bell Pepper: One whopping serving contains 152 mg of vitamin C! Add it into any salad to spice it up or even better stuff the peppers with meats and cheese and throw that sucker into the oven for a full meal.

Strawberries: Want less peeling. Consider a serving of strawberries as it contains 85 mg of vitamin C. Strawberries go great in a shake or smoothie.

Broccoli: This vegetable packs a 81.2 mg of vitamin C. Eaten raw makes for a simple and quick snack or lightly stir fry with soy sauce, oyster sauce, yellow onion, and chicken to make a delicious and nutritious entree.

Author
Dr. Thien Dinh

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