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Which vitamins are high in vitamin C?
Good sources of vitamin C
- citrus fruit, such as oranges and orange juice.
- brussels sprouts.
What type of vitamin C is best?
Time-release vitamin C is often the preferred choice since vitamin C has better bioavailability when taken in smaller doses throughout the day. A time-release formula aims to solve this problem without taking multiple tablets, by releasing the vitamin C slowly throughout the day.
What is vitamin C found in?
Citrus fruits, tomatoes and tomato juice, and potatoes are major contributors of vitamin C to the American diet . Other good food sources include red and green peppers, kiwifruit, broccoli, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, and cantaloupe (see Table 2) [8,12].
What vitamin C does for the body?
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found in some foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy.
What fruit has the greatest amount of vitamin C?
Oranges have the highest amount of vitamin C among citrus fruits. A medium whole orange contains around 70 milligrams of vitamin C. Orange juice is a concentrated source of vitamin C because it removes the rind and most of the pulp, which are not as high in the vitamin.
What is a safe amount of vitamin C?
Vitamin C is considered to be generally safe in recommended doses. The maximum recommended amount is 2,000 milligrams per day. Mega doses of vitamin C, however, greatly exceed this amount.
What is the highest concentration of vitamin C?
The Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) is an Australian native superfood containing 100 times more vitamin C than oranges. It has the highest known concentration of vitamin C, containing up to 5,300 mg per 100 grams. Just one plum packs 481 mg of vitamin C, which is 530% of the DV (3).
What is a good quality vitamin C?
Brussels sprouts, broccoli, tomatoes, cabbage, spinach and green peas are good sources of vitamin C, as well. Other vegetables that are supply vitamin C in lesser amounts include raw kale and cooked cauliflower and kohlrabi.