FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN C

Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is transported into the body with the help of some proteins. Due to its beneficial properties for the body, it is often included in various nutritional supplements and drugs. Vitamin C is also required for the biosynthesis of collagen and some neurotransmitters. It is also important for immune function and helps against infections. The recommended daily intake is about 100 mg for adults. If you are a smoker, this dose is doubled.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the richest foods in this vitamin and you might be surprised, but citruses aren’t even on the list.

All quantities are based on 100 g of product:

 

1.Acerola

It is a red cherry-like fruit originating in Mexico and South America. It is the most concentrated dietary source of Vitamin C, containing about 1678 mg of it.

2. Coriander

This is a herb that is used as a condiment in many cuisines around the world. Originally from Asia, but also found in Europe. The whole plant is edible, but its leaves and seeds are mostly used to prepare some dishes. It contains about 567 mg of vitamin C.

3. Rosehip

We have all heard of this plant as it grows in our latitudes. Its fruits are rich in many vitamins: A, B1, B2, K and C. 100 g of this fruit contains about 426 mg of the main vitamin in this article.

4. Guava

Guava is an interesting plant that is found mainly in South America, although it is now cultivated in many other countries around the world. From its fruits we can get over 200 mg of ascorbic acid, as well as fiber and phytonutrients.

5.Yellow pepper

Yellow as well as red peppers have a good amount of Vitamin C (about 180 mg) and are also consumed a lot in our country. Recommended – raw.

6.Black currant

Currant is a shrub that reaches about a meter in height. Its fruits are small, black in color and gathered in bunches. It can be added to various dishes such as roast beef and lamb, various sauces, desserts or made to jam. It is extremely rich in vitamins, especially ascorbic acid, with a content of about 181 mg.

7.Thyme

It is an aromatic herb originating around the Mediterranean. It can be used fresh or dried. Often used as a spice, but also has a medical application. 100 grams of the herb contain about 160 mg of Vitamin C.

8.Люта чушка

Лютите чушки са със силен аромат и вкус. Пикантността им се предава от съдържащите се в тях вещества: капсаицин и капсаициноиди, които се свързват с рецепторите за болка в тялото. Лютите чушки се консумират и у нас, както из целия свят, но са най-популярни в мексиканската и южноамериканската кухня. След като се изсушат и стрият на ситно, те се превръщат в червен пипер. Съдържащия се в тях Витамин С е около 144 мг.

 

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