Vitamin C is an essential nutrient required by the body for the development and maintenance of scar tissue, blood vessels, and cartilage. Vitamin C is also necessary for creating ATP, dopamine, peptide hormones, and tyrosine.
As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C helps lessen oxidative stress to the body and is thought to lower cancer risk.
High vitamin C foods include guavas, bell peppers, kiwifruit, strawberries, oranges, papayas, broccoli, tomatoes, kale, and snow peas. The current daily value (% DV) for vitamin C is 90mg.
Below is a list high vitamin C foods ranked by a common serving size, use the nutrient ranking of over 200 foods high in vitamin C to see the foods highest in vitamin C by nutrient density (per gram), or see rankings of fruits high in vitamin C, and vegetables high in vitamin C.
|#1 Acerola Cherry||1864% DV (1678mg) in 100grams|
|#2 Rose Hips||473% DV (426mg) in 100grams|
|#3 Guavas||254% DV (228mg) in 100grams|
|#4 Sweet Yellow Peppers||204% DV (184mg) in 100grams|
|#5 Black Currants||201% DV (181mg) in 100grams|
|#6 Kiwifruit||103% DV (93mg) in 100grams|
|#7 Scotch Kale||144% DV (130mg) in 100grams|
|#8 Red Chilies||160% DV (144mg) in 100grams|
|#9 Dried Herbs (Coriander)||630% DV (567mg) in 100grams|
|#10 Thyme||178% DV (160mg) in 100grams|
|#1 Litchis||151% DV (136mg) in 1 cup|
|#2 Green Chillies||121% DV (109mg) in 1 pepper|
|#3 Kohlrabi||93% DV (84mg) in 1 cup|
|#4 Parsley||89% DV (80mg) in 1 cup|
|#5 Starfruit||41% DV (37mg) in 1 cup|
|#6 Garden Cress||38% DV (35mg) in 1 cup|
|#7 Jalapeno Peppers||18% DV (17mg) in 1 pepper|
|#8 Saffron||2% DV (2mg) in 1 tblsp|