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What Are the Best Sources of Vitamin C?

Thursday, 03 Feb 2011 03:34 PM

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. It is essential for the normal functioning of the body. We must therefore obtain vitamin C from our diet. Here are the best sources of the vitamin:

1. All fruits and vegetables contain some amount of vitamin C. The richest natural sources of vitamin C are fruits and vegetables, and of those, the kakadu plum and the camu camu fruit contain the highest concentration of vitamin C.

2. It is present in some cuts of meat, especially liver.

3. Vitamin C is the most widely taken nutritional supplement. It is available in a variety of forms including tablets, drink mixes, crystals in capsules, or naked crystals.

4. Foods that are the best sources of vitamin C include broccoli, bell pepper, kale, cauliflower, strawberries, lemons, mustard, turnip greens, Brussels sprouts, papaya, chard, cabbage, spinach, kiwi fruit, snow peas, cantaloupe, oranges, grapefruit, limes, tomatoes, zucchini, raspberries, asparagus, celery, pineapples, lettuce, watermelon, fennel, peppermint, parsley, winter squash, and cranberries.

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