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Foods you might not know are high in vitamin C

Foods you might not know are high in vitamin C

When it comes to sources of vitamin C, there’s more on the table than oranges. While citrus fruits provide a great amount of vitamin C, there are a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs that are just as high - if not more - in this essential vitamin.

Foods you might not know are high in vitamin C

Capsicum

One cup of capsicum contains 152mg of vitamin C, making it over 160% of the daily value. Yellow capsicums contain the highest concentration of vitamin C compared to red and green.

 

Broccoli

Broccoli is another vegetable that’s packed with vitamin C – just 100g offers 99% of the daily value.

 

Kale

As well as being loaded with antioxidants, kale is a vitamin C-rich vegetable. About a cup of chopped kale provides 80mg of vitamin C.

 

Snow peas

While a little lower on the vitamin C rankings, snow peas are still a great source of the essential vitamin. For a cup of snow peas you get 42% of the daily value of vitamin C. Not to mention, they’re rich in iron and vitamin K.

 

Blackcurrants

This tasty black berry is packed with antioxidants and vitamins – with half a cup containing just over 100 mg of vitamin C.

 

Brussel sprouts

Rich in fibre, vitamin K, and potassium, brussel sprouts are also a great source of vitamin C – providing 54% of the daily value in just half a cup.

 

Thyme

Fresh thyme provides three times for vitamin C than oranges – making it one of the highest sources of vitamin C out of herbs.

About 28 g of fresh thyme contains 45 mg of vitamin C. A sprinkle of thyme over your food is a great way to boost your vitamin C intake.

 

3 recipes with vitamin C-rich foods

Chargrilled Broccoli Steaks with Broccoli Stem Dressing

Orzo-Stuffed Capsicums with Basil & Tomatoes

Kale and Beluga Lentil Salad with Orange Miso Dressing

 

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