Sunday, June 15, 2014

Best Foods Rich In Vitamin C

Foods Rich In Vitamin C
Foods Rich In Vitamin C
Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid is one of the most common and familiar nutrients that people know. It is water-soluble in nature and really great for our skin and hair. It possesses anti-aging properties, makes your skin youthful & shiny, boosts hair growth, strengths hair roots, lowers your cancer risk; help protect cells from free radical damage etc.
It is also a powerful antioxidant which helps lessen the oxidative stress in the body. It is very important that appropriate amount of Vitamin C is provided to our body. Best and natural way of providing Vitamin C to our body is to eat foods that are enriched with VitaminC.

Vitamin C rich foods

The top 10 vitamin C foods for skin and hair are as follows:

Green And Red Hot Chili Peppers-

Green chilies and red chilies are an excellent way to spice up sauces, soups and curries. They provide the most vitamin C than any other food. Green chili contains 242.5 mg of vitamin C in 100 gm serving while a single green chili contains 109.13 mg of vitamin C. Red chilies contains 144 mg of vitamin C per 100 gm servings while has 65 mg per pepper.


Guavas are inexpensive, humble and a very tasty food. It is considered as one of the ‘superfoods’ that nature has bestowed upon us. It contains 228 mg of vitamin C in 100 gm serving and approximately 126 mg per fruit.

Bell Peppers-

Pizza and pasta are incomplete without bell peppers. They taste great, but rare people know that peppers are a high vitamin C source. Yellow bell pepper contains 341 mg per pepper while green pepper contains 132 mg of vitamin C per pepper.

Parsley And Thyme-

Parsley and thyme are the two common herbs that are enriched with vitamin C. They can enhance the taste of any soup or stew. Parsley contains 133 mg per 100 gm serving while thyme contains 160 mg of vitamin C per 100 gm serving.

Dark Leafy Greens-

Dark leafy greens like garden cress, kale and mustard greens are amongst the richest source of vitamin C. Garden cress contains 69 mg per 100 gm while raw kale provides 120 mg per 100 gm and mustard greens contains 70 mg per 100 gm serving.

Broccoli And Cauliflower-

Cauliflower and broccoli are the two most commonly available vegetables. They taste great and are very rich in vitamin C. Chopped raw cauliflower contains 46 mg per cup while broccoli provides 81 mg per cup.


Strawberries are delightful. They make a great addition to drinks, mousses and desserts. They contain 59 mg per 100 gm serving while a single large strawberry contains 11 mg of vitamin C.

Oranges And Clementines-

Citrus fruits like oranges and clementines are high in vitamin C. Not only their pulp but their peels too are rich in vitamin C. Oranges contains 59 mg of vitamin C per 100 gm and 83 mg per a single orange while Clementine contains 49 mg per 100 gm and 36 mg per single fruit.

Papayas (aka pawpaw, lechoza, mamao)-

Papayas are truly wonderful. They are not only rich in vitamin C but are also action-packed with vitamin A and vitamin B9. Papayas provide 62 mg of vitamin per 100 grams. A medium sized papaya contains 188 mg
of vitamin C.

Kiwi Fruits-

Kiwi fruits or ‘Chinese gooseberries’ make a great addition to any dessert or fruit salad. They are tart as well as decorative. They are enriched with vitamin C. 100 gm of kiwi fruits provide 93 mg of vitamin C while a single fruit contains 84 mg of vitamin C.

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