10 Foods That Contain Vitamin C
It's not hard to find 10 foods that contain vitamin C. In fact, all fruits and vegetables contain at least some. Some foods on this list rightfully have a reputation for being vitamin C powerhouses, but others may surprise you.
- Tropical fruits. Guava tops the list of foods that contain vitamin C, half a cup has 188 milligrams. Papaya, mango, pineapple and banana are other good sources.
- Bell peppers. Both red and green bell peppers are good sources of vitamin C, though the red peppers contain more than twice as much as the green ones.
- Citrus fruits. You probably already know you should drink your orange juice. Grapefruit, tangerines, lemons and limes are good for you, too.
- Kiwifruit. One kiwi contains as much vitamin C as an orange.
- Berries. Cranberry juice packs 90 milligrams of vitamin C into one cup. Strawberries, raspberries, elderberries, loganberries and black currants are other foods that contain vitamin C.
- Cruciferous vegetables. Your mom knew what she was talking about when she told you to eat your broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.
- Leafy greens. Spinach isn't just Popeye's magical source of iron. Try kale, mustard greens, watercress and even plain jane lettuce in your salad with the spinach.
- Vegetable juices. Vegetable juice cocktail or straight-up tomato juice have the most vitamin C. You could also just eat the tomatoes.
- Melons. A quarter of a cantaloupe has around 47 milligrams of vitamin C. Honeydew is another good choice.
- Potatoes. Both baking potatoes and sweet potatoes are good sources of vitamin C.
Posted on: Nov. 16, 2010