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Foods That Have More Vitamin C Than Oranges (Even In Little Quantities)

If you ask someone to refer you to a natural source of vitamin C, they’ll probably point you in the direction of oranges. In fact, this is also true for all citrus fruits. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, carries enormous benefits. It’s essential for the growth, repair, and development of the body.


Unsplash | Though Oranges are considered to be rich in Vitamin C, these fruits/veggies have more of it

Now, while vitamin C is worth the hype, oranges, and other citrus fruits aren’t the only sources of this element, the foods in the list below are loaded with more Vitamin C than you know.


Are you wondering how this cruciferous vegetable can overtake orange? Let us tell you how. A cup of chopped broccoli contains 81mg of vitamin C while an orange contains 70mg of Vitamin C. This edible green plant also contains fibers that enhance the body’s functions. If you don’t want to eat it as in, try it with stir-fry pasta; you’ll love it!

Read – Vitamin C benefits

Chili peppers

Don’t be surprised! Most people underrate chili peppers because they don’t know about their magical effects. Chili peppers help fight inflammation and boost the body’s immune system. What’s more surprising is the content of vitamin C in them. A cup of chopped or diced chili peppers contains roughly 110mg of vitamin C, which is way more than what oranges pack.


Unsplash | Well, chili peppers can do more than just make your food spicy


This tropical fruit is one of the most underestimated fruits in the world. Guava contains 126mg of vitamin C. Another shocker from the fruit is that the vitamin is majorly stored in the rind of the fruit. Apart from a large number of vitamins, it also contains 36 calories and 3g of fiber.

Bell pepper

Take any bell pepper – red, green, or yellow – they all beat orange! Red bell pepper contains more vitamin than two oranges – 190mg. A green bell pepper has 120mg of vitamin C, and a yellow one contains 230mg of vitamin C. People often think that apart from the seasoning effect on food, a bell pepper has nothing much to offer. But we bet knowing about the high levels of vitamin C in it, you’ll give these colorful peppers a bit more credit. And here’s some bonus info – bell peppers are also a good source of vitamin A and fiber.


Okay, this one could be a little unsurprising. But did you know that pineapple contains 79g of vitamin C, which is more than the 70g in orange? Also, this fruit helps in the building of bones and breakdown of foods.

Read – Pineapple: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits


Unsplash | Even pineapple has more Vitamin C than orange

To wrap it up

We’re pretty sure that you’re familiar with all those names on the list, but we’re sure you didn’t know they were rich in vitamin C. Now that you do, we bet the next time you go shopping you won’t shy away from filling your basket with some of them instead of a regular orange. Of course, you could still eat oranges if you love them!

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