Vitamin C is known as the immune boosting vitamin. During the winter months, people try to enhance their immune system by increasing the amount of vitamin C in their diets. Many people usually go for “citrus” to up their C intake. Oranges, tangerines, grapefruit and pretty much every citrus fruit may be considered a great source of C but if you are not a big fan of the citrus family, other fruits and vegetables can be valuable sources too. We present you 5 surprising sources of vitamin C.
Kiwi fruit is one of the best sources of pretty much everything. Loaded with vitamins, one regular size kiwi contains about 70 mg of vitamin C, over 90 percent daily value.
These delicious berries are a great source of C with one average cup containing nearly 100mg of vitamin C. The bad news is that strawberries may not be easy to find in the winter (at least at reasonable prices) but the good news is that frozen berries contain just about the same amount of vitamin C.
3. Red Bell Pepper
A great addition to salads, one medium size red pepper contain about 150 mg of vitamin C, which is equivalent of over 200 percent daily value.
Papayas offers many health benefits. Known to support the digestive system and regulate bowel movement, papayas are also an excellent source of vitamin C with one fruit containing as much as 185 mg of vitamin C (247 percent daily value).
This delicious tropical fruit is also a great source of vitamin C, particularly the extra sweet variety when eaten raw. Pineapples can have as much as 60 mg of vitamin C per serving and can be a great alternate source of other vitamins too.
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