Image via WikipediaWe all know the benefits of eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. They are a rich source of Vitamin C. The thing is how much Vitamin C is there in the fruits we eat?
According to Linus Pauling Institute, 5 servings or 2 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables should average 200 mg of Vitamin C. Here is a rough guide on the Vitamin C content in some of the fruits we consume.
|Food||Serving||Vitamin C (mg)|
|Orange juice||¾ cup (6 ounces)||62-93|
|Grapefruit juice||¾ cup (6 ounces)||62-70|
|Strawberries||1 cup, whole||85|
|Sweet red pepper||½ cup, raw chopped||95|
|Broccoli||½ cup, cooked||51|
|Potato||1 medium, baked||17|