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10 Foods Which Contain More Vitamin C Than Oranges

Oranges are loved by most and they fulfil the vitamin C requirements along with a lot of other benefits. A medium orange contains about 70 mg of vitamin C in it (1).

Vitamin C is responsible for the growth and repair of tissues in all part of the body, helps improve skin, heal wound and fight cell damage. It helps prevent cold, reduces stress, and delays aging.

10 Foods Which Contain More Vitamin C Than Oranges

10 Foods Which Contain More Vitamin C Than Oranges

There are many foods which contain more vitamin C than what is actually present in the oranges.

Chili Peppers

Half a cup of chopped chilli pepper provides 107.8 mg of vitamin C (2). If you are a chilly eating person this can be your go-to for vitamin C requirement.

It can be added to the meals to spice them up and to add to their nutrients.


One cup of strawberries contains 84.4 mg of vitamin C (3). Along with this vitamin, strawberries also contain folate and other compounds which are known to promote heart health. They also help whiten teeth naturally.

Bell Peppers

Medium red bell pepper contains 152 mg of vitamin C and one medium green bell pepper contains 95.7 mg of vitamin C (4, 5).

Red bell peppers are also a great source of vitamin A and promote eye health and green bell peppers are great fiber source.

They can be cooked into meals or can be added to various other meals to enhance the taste.


One cup of pineapple contains 78.6 mg of vitamin C (6). Pineapple contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme which helps in breaking down food and preventing bloating. Bromelain is also a natural anti-inflammatory which helps recover faster.

Therefore when tired and craving something juicy and rich in vitamin, instead of a glass of orange juice you can also drink a glass of pineapple juice.


A cup of raw kale contains 80.4 mg of vitamin C (7). Along with being rich in vitamin C a cup of raw kale provides twice the recommended dose of vitamin A and seven times the recommended dose of vitamin K.

It is a nutrient powerhouse which also delivers a good amount of minerals and fatty acids. It is a great salad option and must include food in the daily diet.


One whole mango contains 122.3 mg of vitamin C (8). It is also a great source of vitamin A, which just like vitamin C plays a role in improving immunity and also helps improve eye health.

This, king of fruits is actually a king as it serves humans with a variety of health benefits. Loved by all, it can happily be included in anyone’s diet.


One serving of broccoli contains 81.3mg of vitamin C (9). This food has cancer-preventing properties and is also loaded with fiber and is low on calories.

For those, calorie conscious, if you want to make up for the daily nutrients requirement, broccoli is here for you.


One serving of kiwi contains about 137.2 mg of vitamin C (10), which is a really good amount for that small fruits to contain. The fruit might look too small but along with being a rich source of vitamin C is also rich in potassium and copper.


I cup of papaya contains 88.3 mg of vitamin C (11). It is also a rich source of antioxidants. Eating papaya helps clear the sinus, brightens skin and also strengthens bones.

Brussels Sprouts

One cup of Brussels sprouts has 96.8 mg of vitamin C (12). They are also known as mini cabbages and are loaded with phytonutrients and fibers which help prevent cancer. They are bitter in taste and are therefore not loved by all.

You can roast them to bring out their natural sweetness.

Just depending on oranges for vitamin C is not a good idea. You can indulge yourself into a variety of foods which are richer in this vitamin, along with their other benefits.

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:July 9, 2019

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