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Not lemon: what foods have the biggest amount of vitamin C

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Healthy fruits
Healthy fruits. Source: pixabay.com

Fall is a period of vitamin deficiency and the likelihood of getting colds is very high. Therefore, in the fall and winter, you need to eat a lot of healthy foods that contain many essential vitamins, such as vitamin C.

Currant jam for healthy tea

The FoodOboz editorial team has selected for you 5 foods that have the most vitamin C and are all very budget-friendly.

Lemon tea
  • Rosehip
Rosehip for tea

According to experts, it is the leader in vitamin C content. Dried fruits contain about 1200 mg/100 g of the substance, while fresh fruits contain almost half that amount.

To get the daily requirement of vitamin C, you just need to make rosehip tea. It can also be used to make tinctures, and decoctions.

  • Currant
Ripe currants

Currants contain 200 mg/100 g of vitamin C and it is very important that it is not lost even when making jams and preserves.

  • Cauliflower
How to bake cauliflower deliciously

Cauliflower contains 70 mg of vitamin C per 100 g. It can be stewed, baked, pickled, fried, and boiled. But it is best to cook it so that it is subjected to minimal heat treatment as vitamin C is destroyed at high temperatures.

  • Kiwi
Kiwi and berries

Kiwi contains about 60 mg of ascorbic acid per 100 g. The fruit is also rich in fiber and low in calories, so it helps to saturate the body and at the same time does not affect weight.

Kiwi is useful to include in children's diets, but it is very important to know that you can eat no more than three fruits a day as large quantities of kiwi provoke allergies.

  • Orange
Benefits of oranges

100 g of fruit contains about 60 mg of ascorbic acid. One citrus replenishes the daily requirement for vitamin C. Oranges are also rich in potassium, folic acid, and fiber. It is also useful to add them to meat dishes as the ascorbic acid they contain helps the body absorb iron.

Ripe oranges

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