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What foods are rich in Vitamin C?

Emilia Klapp
Nutrition & Dietetics
Most people know that citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, tangerines, and grapefruits are packed with vitamin C. Other rich sources of vitamin C include red and green peppers, spinach, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and strawberries.
Americans meet about 90 percent of their vitamin C needs by consuming fruits and vegetables, with orange and/or grapefruit juice being the most popular source in the diet. One serving of either juice will just about meet an adult’s daily needs.

Tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, broccoli, oranges, and cantaloupe are also excellent sources. If you consume the minimum of 4.5 cups of fruits and veggies daily, you will easily meet your vitamin C needs.
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