How many times have you heard that Vitamin C will help ward off colds and that’s why you need to drink a big glass of orange juice every morning? Plenty. Well, that was pretty good advice and yes, orange juice contains lots of Vitamin C. But there are a variety of other foods that also contain the important vitamin. Many of these items even contain other crucial vitamins and minerals. Don’t worry, WellWell has pulled together a list of the top Vitamin C options.
Both colors are great sources of Vitamin C. One green chili pepper, for example, contains 109 mg of Vitamin C or 121 percent of the daily recommended amount. In comparison, one red chili pepper delivers 65 mg or 72 percent of the daily requirement. Chili peppers are also rich in capsaicin, the compound that makes them hot to the taste but can help reduce pain and inflammation.
One medium kiwi delivers 64 mg or 71 percent of the daily value Vitamin C. Want more kiwi-inspired Vitamin C? Go with the golden kiwis.
A cup of these berries throws up 85 milligrams of Vitamin C, just about the daily value.
Grab 100 grams of raw broccoli and 89 mg of Vitamin C comes along for the ride. That will pretty much cover the recommended daily dose. As a bonus, broccoli also contains a healthy amount of Vitamin K, which help bone health and proper blood clotting.
This tropical fruit is load with Vitamin C. One guava, in fact, contains 126 mg of the vitamin, which amounts to 140 percent of the recommended daily value.
This a one-stop source for Vitamin C. One cup of cantaloupe provides 100 percent of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C.
One serving of a papaya—about half a fruit—delivers 94mg of Vitamin C, which is more than enough to meet a person’s daily needs. Pineapple is another great source of Vitamin C. It also contains bromelain, which supports digestive health.
Okay, here’s the deal on orange juice. One 80-ounce glass gets you the goods—120 milligrams of Vitamin C, more than the daily needs. It is also good sources of potassium, folate, lutein and Vitamin A.
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