Surprising foods that pack more Vitamin C than an orange

Things You Don't Know About Vitamin C

The orange might be the poster child for Vitamin C, but there are plenty of other foods that pack more of this essential nutrient per gram.

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For normal growth and development, adults should consume between 65 to 90 milligrams of Vitamin C a day. The average orange will get you about halfway there while a red pepper will cover a full dose.

We explored the USDA's National Nutrient Database to identify which foods give you more bang for your buck — Vitamin C wise. Here's how much Vitamin C you'll get from eating 100 grams — about one orange — of these foods:

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