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.
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.
One sweet red pepper: 152 milligrams of vitamin C (203 percent daily value)
One cup of raw kale: 80 milligrams of vitamin C (107 percent daily value)
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.
One cup of cooked broccoli: 101 milligrams of vitamin C (135 percent daily value)
One large red potato or sweet potato: 36 milligrams of vitamin C (48 percent daily value)
One Brussels sprout: 13 milligrams of vitamin C (17 percent daily value)
One papaya: 185 milligrams of vitamin C (247 percent daily value)
One eight-ounce mug of Green Mountain Coffee’s new Antioxidant Blend K-Cups: 6 milligrams of added vitamin C (8 percent daily value)
One cup of cooked kohlrabi: 89 milligrams of vitamin C (119 percent daily value)
Two medium kiwis: 141 milligrams of vitamin C (188 percent daily value)