10 Surprising Sources of Vitamin C

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10 Surprising Sources of Vitamin C

One large orange, or an eight-ounce glass of orange juice, contains about 100 milligrams of vitamin C—that’s 130 percent of the daily recommended intake for women over 18. Whether you have trouble tolerating the acidity of citrus or just can’t stomach the thought of chugging another glass of OJ, here are some other tasty options that offer as much C—or more.

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Red Pepper

One sweet red pepper: 152 milligrams of vitamin C (203 percent daily value)

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Kale

One cup of raw kale: 80 milligrams of vitamin C (107 percent daily value)

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Strawberries

One cup of strawberries: 97.6 milligrams of vitamin C (130 percent daily value)

Bonus! The same amount of frozen strawberries has 105.6 milligrams of C.

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Broccoli

One cup of cooked broccoli: 101 milligrams of vitamin C (135 percent daily value)

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Potatoes

One large red potato or sweet potato: 36 milligrams of vitamin C (48 percent daily value)

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Brussels Sprouts

One Brussels sprout: 13 milligrams of vitamin C (17 percent daily value)

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Papaya

One papaya: 185 milligrams of vitamin C (247 percent daily value)

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Coffee

One eight-ounce mug of Green Mountain Coffee’s new Antioxidant Blend K-Cups: 6 milligrams of added vitamin C (8 percent daily value)

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Cabbage

One cup of cooked kohlrabi: 89 milligrams of vitamin C (119 percent daily value)

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Kiwi

Two medium kiwis: 141 milligrams of vitamin C (188 percent daily value)

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The search for vitamin C always starts with citrus. But it shouldn't end there. There are loads of fruits and vegetables that can put you well on your way to your daily dose of antioxidant, immune-boosting C.

To find out what vegetables and fruits are loaded with vitamin C, Check out the slideshow above!

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