Food Sources Of Vitamin C

Orange juice.Image via Wikipedia
We 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.

FoodServingVitamin C (mg)
Orange juice¾ cup (6 ounces)62-93
Grapefruit juice¾ cup (6 ounces)62-70
Orange1 medium70
Grapefruit½ medium38
Strawberries1 cup, whole85
Tomato1 medium16
Sweet red pepper½ cup, raw chopped95
Broccoli½ cup, cooked51
Potato1 medium, baked17

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