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12 Foods (That Aren’t Oranges) That Are Packed with Vitamin C


Most adults know that getting a sufficient amount of vitamin C is an important part of maintaining our immune system and staying healthy. And many of us understand that we can get vitamin C by consuming citrus products, like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes.

But not many of us understand that there are actually many different types of food that provide a significant amount of vitamin C, which acts as a potent antioxidant and can help buttress our immune systems against all kinds of threats, from the common cold to the flu and more. Now, let’s take a look at some of those helpful vitamin C-loaded foods.

1. Broccoli

Eat your broccoli! Just about every kid has been admonished by their parents to consume this starchy, fiber-filled vegetable that’s simply packed with healthy vitamins and minerals. Like some of the other items on this list, it’s also highly versatile, with its flavor and texture changing a lot depending on the way it’s prepared (if at all).

Beyond that, broccoli can help you reach your vitamin C requirement for the day and it can do that a lot easier and faster than you may think. Just one cup of cooked broccoli contains roughly 100 milligrams of vitamin C, which is more than the daily requirement. If you or your loved ones are huge fans of its flavor, consider boiling your broccoli and mashing it up before adding it to a sauce, soup, or stew.

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