10 Foods That Are High In Vitamin C

Good old Vitamin C is a water-soluble Vitamin thatโ€™s found in foods such as fruits and vegetables. It also helps prevent colds and flu, rebuilds tissues, bones and blood vessels plus itโ€™s a really good antioxidant. ย 

The reason why we need to be consuming Vitamin C often is because we cannot produce or store Vitamin C.

The DV (Health Slang For Daily Value) for Vitamin C is currently 90 mg, but if youโ€™re a women it turns out you only actually need 75mg every day but more wonโ€™t harm you either if you want to still get that 90mg!

The lack of Vitamin C causes deficiencies like frequent bruising and infections, poor wound healing, and bleeding gums.

So without further ado here are 10 foods that are high in Vitamin C (Iโ€™ve left out Oranges on purpose, everybody knows about them.. if you didnโ€™t, you do now!) ย 

 

Strawberries

This is one of the healthiest berries on planet earth, and is extremely high in Vitamin C. They are also high in antioxidants and fibre, which helps protect the heart from bad cholesterol (LDL) (Click Here). ย Just one cup full of strawberries provides 89mg of vitamin C & provides half of your Daily Vitamin C needs.

I would like to add also that due to the high antioxidant content in Strawberries, it is believed that it may help prevent Cancer, Heart disease and dementia.

 

 

Papayas

Papayas are also very high in Vitamin C with servings providing ย 97% of your DV.. Where people go wrong is throwing a ton of them into a blender and drinking it as a smoothie, which gets rid of a lot of the nutrients and ย because itโ€™s so much Papaya in one go, it becomes too sweet to be considered great for our health.

So if youโ€™re going to buy Papaya, eat it, itโ€™s very tasty.

Papaya is also high in Vitamin A (C is getting jealous.. letโ€™s move on)

 

 

Kiwis

This may take you by surprise but this bright green fruit has more Vitamin C in it than an orange does! They are also high in flavonoids and have just as much potassium in them as a Banana.

The New Zealand fruit packs 71mg of Vitamin C or if you like 79% of your DV.

Itโ€™s well known that Vitamin C rich kiwifruit helps reduce oxidative stress, lowers cholesterol and improves immunity.

 

 

Guava

Guava the exotic fruit is another great source for Vitamin C, containing up to 126mg to 250mg.. Thatโ€™s over twice our DV.. Get in!!!

Guava is also very rich in folic acid, fibre, potassium and manganese, making Guavas one of the best fruits to eat, plus itโ€™s certified as a ย Superfood.. so start eating Guava if you donโ€™t already!

 

Broccoli

Broccoli is a part of the cruciferous family. One half cup of cooked Broccoli provides 51mg of vitamin C or if you like 57% of your DV.

Broccoli decreases the chances of getting Cancer and improves our immunity.

No matter raw or cooked, you cannot go wrong with Broccoli.

 

Tomatoes

Not really spoken about enough for its Vitamin C but nevertheless it has plenty in there.

I would advise you go with the sun dried Tomatoes because they are concentrated with the essential nutrientโ€ฆ for example just one 100 gram serving will give you up to 100g of Vitamin C. This is 170% of your DV.

 

 

Melons

Just one cup of Melon will provide you with about 67mg of Vitamin C, plus Vitamin A, Potassium and Watermelon is another great source of Vitamin C as it will give you 112% of your DV.

 

 

Thyme

Fresh Thyme has three times more Vitamin C in it that Oranges and the highest Vitamin C of all of the herbs. Just 28 Grams of fresh Thyme will provide you 45mg of Vitamin C, which is 50% of your DV.

This will help your immunity and help fight infections. Thyme is also a popular remedy for sickness like sore throats, because of itโ€™s so high in Vitamin C. ย What you may not know is because of this, it helps to destroy viruses and bacteria and clear infected cells.

 

 

Parsley

Parsley is another herb with not as much Vitamin C in it as Thyme but still good enough.

Just 2 cups worth of these leaves gives you 8mg of Vitamin C .

This along with most other leafy greens is great because it increases the absorption of non heme iron. What that does is, it helps prevent iron deficiency anemia.

 

 

Lemon

Just one raw Lemon contains 79mg to 80mg of Vitamin C, also ย the Vitamin C in the lemon juice also acts as an antioxidant too.

You should also know in general when fruits and vegetables are cut, the enzyme polyphenol oxidase is exposed to Oxygen.

 

What this does is, it triggers oxidation and turns the food brown, for example if you cut an apple and you leave it for a bit it turns that colour.

Applying Lemon juice to the exposed surface acts a barrier, preventing the browning process.

THATโ€™S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know thoughโ€ฆ

What Do You Make Of All This?

What Vitamin C Foods Are You Eating More Of Now Since Reading This?

What Did You Take Away From This ?

Of course Any other questions are always welcome just leave a comment below

Until Then Ciao

We Look Up ๅคงย 

Karim David

The Healthy One

 

 

75 Comments

  1. Owen Hjort July 11, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    This was top of my learning as I’m doing a project on it.

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    1. Karim July 11, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      Great timing then ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  2. Ram Khan July 11, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Wow I did not know there was so much in Vitamin C.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 11, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      Yeah it’s a lot really when you think about it ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  3. Karin Svane July 11, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    I loved this and not boring like other sites!

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    1. Karim July 11, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ Thanks For The Love Karin.. I’ve got to agree with you on that one!

      Reply
  4. Charlotte Macdonald July 11, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Epic content Karim ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Karim July 11, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      Thank Youuuuuuuuu Charlotte.. that means a lot to me ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  5. Sam Martin July 12, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    I like the twist of not having Orange be on here like everyone else.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 13, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      Aha thanks Sam ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  6. Matthew Bailey July 12, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Great article you’ve made here dude. I never eaten Papayas before so I will try them and
    Guava.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 13, 2018 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks Matthew.. and yeah you really should they’re both delicious

      Reply
  7. Antoine Mejia July 12, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    I learning that there is more to food than just eating anything, to treat my body like
    an engine.

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    1. Karim July 13, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      Love this well said Antoine! I’m very happy you’re growing into this thinking, you should be very proud of yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  8. Ollie Howard July 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    I’m going for Strawberries it is Wimbledon season after all ahaha!

    Reply
    1. Karim July 13, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      Lol that’s true ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Reply
  9. Terry Perkins July 12, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    I’ve bought a load of melons as there are sold at a nearby store for under a pound.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      Cool Terry ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  10. Robin Young July 13, 2018 at 11:35 am

    This is educating me on things I thought I already knew and got wrong.
    Thanks for this one ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Karim July 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      Ah right I see.. You’re Welcome Robin ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  11. Janard Freeman July 13, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Does lemon in water count?

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    1. Karim July 15, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      Yes although the best nutritional value comes from eating it.. thank you for this question Janard ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  12. Will Vineyard July 14, 2018 at 8:36 am

    I need to more vitamin C in my life that’s what I’ve taken away.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 15, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      Got’s to get it ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Reply
  13. Ramell Nicholls July 14, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    If it was not for this article I would never of known that I had parsley growing in my garden.
    I took no notice of it and have been buying it in the shop for years!

    I decided to look up and then I saw
    it and asked my wife how long have we had Parsley for? she said we’ve had it since we moved in.

    I’ve become more aware and I’ve started walking now everyday just like you, it’s quite hard at the moment
    but I’m going to keep going.

    Thank you for the motivation Karim.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      Wow Ramell I’m happy that this had a huge impact on you and your surroundings! I’m very happy that you’ve decided to take up walking too.. thank you so much for sharing this with us, I hope this inspires the rest of the Di1’s to push themselves more.

      Reply
  14. Donna Alldred July 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Great article Karim ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
    1. Karim July 16, 2018 at 11:16 am

      Thanks Donna ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  15. Leah Vinning July 15, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks for the tips Karim.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 16, 2018 at 11:16 am

      You’re Welcome Leah ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  16. Lily Munro July 15, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    I really want to try Guava for the first time.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 16, 2018 at 11:17 am

      It’s really nice please do Lily ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  17. Jamie Seuper July 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Loving the site here, thanks for the tips.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 17, 2018 at 11:27 am

      Thanks for the love Jamie.. You’re Welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  18. Helene Nicolau July 16, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks for teaching me something new ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Karim July 17, 2018 at 11:28 am

      I’m happy to be able to provide that Helene ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  19. Keyon Gulian July 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I thought it was all Oranges to be honest with you haha.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 17, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Ahaha ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  20. Ned Huisken July 16, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    I went and bought Papayas for myself and Kiwis.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 17, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Nice Ned ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  21. Trini Pickening July 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I’m eating less ice cream and more Guava now. I already make my own homemade Guava drinks too.

    Reply
  22. Ellesha Glanville July 16, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you for motivating me to eat better each week ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  23. Sam Dillon July 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I’ve got Guava which I’ve never tried before and I love it, Strawberries but without any cream.

    Reply
  24. Sidney Nielsen July 16, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Nice content Karim keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
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      Great Cristian I’m really happy to know this.. and yes hit up my team on the contact page ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  26. Emily Woods July 16, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you for helping me understand all this and making it simple.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 17, 2018 at 11:31 am

      You’re Welcome Emily ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  27. Lilly Nicholson July 16, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Is this listed from the best at the top and the worse at the bottom?

    Reply
    1. Karim July 17, 2018 at 11:32 am

      No no order at all Lilly ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  28. Maddison Freeman July 16, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Your site leaves me stress free as what you tell us we can do actually works! thank you so much for helping me XXXX

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    1. Karim July 17, 2018 at 11:33 am

      All I ever wanted for all of you.. thank you for sharing this Maddison! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  29. Lee Rice July 17, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I’ve never heard of Guava before so I’m looking forward to eating that.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 18, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      You’ll love it Lee ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  30. Ashley Day July 17, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    This was a great article filled with your passion and tips that always equals a great read for me.
    Keep going and I’ll look forward to learning more from you.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 18, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      Thanks Ashley! that was really nice of you to say ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  31. Erin Bauer July 17, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Great site you’ve got here ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Karim July 18, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      Thanks Erin ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  32. Steve Fulton July 17, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Why has no one ever promoted Kiwi for Vitamin C like they do with Oranges that have less ?

    Reply
    1. Karim July 18, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      Because Oranges are more marketable/ people tend to eat more Oranges then they do Kiwi. I totally get where you are coming from though Steve, thanks for the great question ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  33. Zac Rogers July 17, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    This really got me thinking Karim. Now knowing how important it is has really motivated me to start eating fresher food,

    I feel like now is the time to start looking after myself better.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 18, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      Yesssssss Zac all day! I’m so happy for you ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  34. Ricio Chad July 17, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Wow Kiwis has more Vitamin C than Oranges.. I can’t wait to pull that fact out in a debate!

    Reply
    1. Karim July 18, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Well Ricio.. I Do Give The Ammo ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      Reply
  35. Morgan Perry July 17, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Massive shift in my process of thinking of Vitamin C, I never thought I would learn so much about a subject
    I’ve studied about in Uni, but I ended learning more here than I did in 3 years of Uni lol.

    Reply
    1. Karim August 2, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  36. Juliet Harrell July 18, 2018 at 12:16 am

    You came through on your promise wow!

    Reply
    1. Karim August 2, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      For sure ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  37. Sri Rai July 18, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Young and smart I like that about you!

    Reply
    1. Karim August 2, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  38. Sierra Ortiz July 18, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Loved this one ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  39. Cheyanne Herring July 18, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Great article.. Thank you btw! I’ve bought all the foods listed and trying to put them all into diet, what I noticed was I feel a lot better then I did buying microwave meals.

    It’s like I’m becoming less grumpy and more positive just by what I’m eating! I know it may sound crazy but it has changed me for the better.

    Reply
  40. Merlin Palewan July 18, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Well said, the only Article I’ve come across that did no include oranges ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  41. Issie August 2, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Hi Karim. Great benefits of vitamin C. I love this post. What you have suggested are what I love to eat. I think Vitamin C is not only good for health by food but Vitamin C was applied to serum or cosmetics. Vitamin C Serums For Face that make skins look radiant and gorgeous as shown here http://www.womensedge.org/best-vitamin-c-serums-face/. It’s amazing Vitamin C.

    Reply
    1. Karim August 2, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks for the love Issie! Ah it’s nice to learn something new, yes Vitamin C is amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply

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