Vitamin C is water soluble, meaning our bodies can neither produce nor store it. It’s up to us to include vitamin C in our diets. But you’d have to eat a lot of oranges to come anywhere near the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of 60 mg. Here are five foods with more vitamin C than oranges:
- Yellow Bell Peppers – A half cup of these colorful veggies packs 155 mg of vitamin C. They’re crunchy and low in calories, too!
- Papaya – Each half of a large papaya provides an impressive 238 mg of vitamin C. Plus, it’s a great source of vitamin A and fiber.
- Guava – with 377 mg per cup, you can’t beat the vitamin C content. That’s five times the RDA!
- Kale – Each two-cup serving of Kale carries 150 mg of vitamin C and a whopping 684 mg of potassium and nearly seven grams of fiber.
- Strawberries – A cup of sliced strawberries contains 98 mg of vitamin C, just a tad more than a medium size orange, but they’re still a sweet alternative to citrus!