Which Fruit Has The Most Vitamin C?


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Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient and vitamin essential for life and for maintaining optimal health. It is also known by the chemical name of its principal form ascorbic acid. 

It is used by the body for many purposes. Guava has the most vitamin C as it contains 165 milligrams of vitamin C in one medium sized fruit. For comparison purposes, one medium size orange contains only 75 milligrams. Guava is a sweet, fragrant tropical fruit. Guavas are oval, about 2 inches in diameter, and colour ranges from yellow to bright red. 

The ripe fruit is often used in jams, preserves, juices, and sauces. Guavas are cultivated in many tropical countries for their edible fruits. Several species are grown commercially. 
The fruit is commonly eaten whole, but is often prepared in a variety of ways as a dessert. In Asia, raw guava is often dipped in salt or prune powder. Boiled guava is also extensively used to make candies, preserves, jellies, jams, marmalades (goiabada), and juices. In Asia, a tea is made from guava fruits and leaves. In Egypt, guava juice is popular. 
Guava leaves are used for medicinal purposes, as a remedy for diarrhea, and for their supposed antimicrobial properties.
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Anonymous answered
Actually, Kakadu Plum has the most vitamin C in it.
Where yellow kiwi has 120-180 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit, and orange has just 53 mg, Papaya has about 60 mgs, strawberry 57 mgs, tomato just 19 mgs, Kakadu Plum has about 2300 to 3150 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit, which is about 2-3%, of it's total.
Next is Rosehip with 2000-2500 mgs then Acerola with 1667 mgs.
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Maggie answered
Fact: Strawberries have more Vitamin C than oranges!!!
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Wendy Clark answered
The kakadu plum, camu camu berries, and acerola contain the highest sources of vitamin C (as far as we know).  Maybe another fruit will be discovered someday that will contain far more vitamin C than those three. For fruit to contain such high levels of vitamin C, it makes one think that we should be consuming far more fruits that are good sources of vitamin C. Actually, fruit nutrition facts indicate that many fruits contain some amounts of vitamin C. 

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that the body needs in order to function at its optimal level.  It's a water soluble antioxidant vitamin, which means several things.  One: If we eat several fruits that are good sources of vitamin C the excess vitamin C will be excreted in the urine.  Also since it's an antioxidant, it plays a big part in helping to fight illnesses such as cancer and even colds and flu.  It also helps to prevent illnesses from occurring.  Vitamin C is also important for the formation of collagen which we need for healthy bones, cartilage, muscles, blood vessels, and skin.
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Anonymous , Health Blogger, answered

Vitamin C, also
known as L-ascorbic acid, is an essential component in our bodies. It
is a water-solublevitamin and acts as a powerful antioxidant. We are
not able to synthesize it endogenously, therefore, we have to obtain
it through our diet, either by taking food items which are rich in
vitamin C or by taking it in the form of dietary supplements. We
should know
everything about vitamin C
to live a healthy life.

  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Guava
  • Kiwi
  • Strawberry
  • Grapefruit

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Anonymous answered
Potatos are the richest source of Vitamin C of fruit or vegetables, and were the main source of Vitamin C in the British diet before 1950. Even chips or crisps have a decent amount of Vit. C
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J W answered
Your citrus fruits have more vitamin C..but I believe oranges have the most.

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