Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Fruits That Have More Vitamin C Than Oranges

fresh oranges
When we hear people talking about Vitamin C, probably the first time we have in mind is orange. Yes, orange is very synonymous with vitamin C. Lots of processed beverage products that offer a high content of vitamin C with orange as its icon. Vitamin C is  really needed by our body. Vitamin C has many benefits, but the most popular usefulness is its use as the antioxidant and plays a role in the recovery process.

However, we need to know is that vitamin C is not only contained in orange only. In fact there are many other types of fruit, which contains more vitamin C than oranges. Every 100 grams of orange has about 48 mg of vitamin C. And the daily intake of vitamin C is recommended by 65 mg for ages 14-18 years, 90 mg for adult men and 75 mg for adult women. Here are some references of fruit with the same dose (100 grams), which contains more vitamin C than oranges :

This fruit contains vitamin C as much as 56 mg. Pineapples are from Brazil and Paraguay. With a blend of sweet and slightly sour, it makes sense to be so fresh fruit. The content of natural acids in the pineapple serves soothe and refresh the skin. However, this fruit should not be consumed by pregnant women, because it contains Bromelin, which has a role as a proteins breaker, and it could actually damage their fetus.

This fruit contains 59 mg of vitamin C. In the Roman world, strawberries used as a medicinal plant because it has a lot of vitamin C, potassium, and folic acid. Even in ancient Greece, this fruit is used as a symbol of love because color, flavor, and the benefits provided by strawberries.

Pomelo contains 61 mg of vitamin C. The fruit is native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. Actually, in my country, Indonesia, the fruit is classified in citrus fruits. But this time, we are used to mention the name "Pomelo".

Papaya has the amount of vitamin C that is almost equivalent to the pomelo, which is about 62 mg. Maybe we did not expect, that turns papaya contains more vitamin C than oranges. 100 grams of papaya has nutrients vitamin C were 62 mg. Fruit native to Mexico and the northern part of South America is often consumed as is known to prevent constipation and it has a very sweet taste.

The content of vitamin C is about 66 mg. Yes, the typical fruit taste sweet and fresh, maybe not you think it has a lot of vitamin C. The native fruit of China now has been difficult to be found and even if there is only consumed alone. The fruit can also be used in the treatment of facial skin.

I also rarely encountered this fruit, but sometimes I still can find lychee fruit in the supermarket. Though lychees from China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia including Indonesia. The fruit has a fragrant aroma, has a sweet and sour taste. The fruit is also loaded with vitamin C up to 71 mg / 100 grams of fruit or almost 1.5 times more than oranges.

Tropical fruit native of Southeast Asia and South Asia has been declared threatened endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the agency inventory of the conservation status of the world's most credible biological species. Fortunately in my Country, longan tree is still preserved, and the fruit is easy I buy and enjoy, when the season arrives. 100 grams of longan contains of 84 mg vitamin C, or 1.75 times more than oranges.

Kiwi Fruit
Kiwi fruit or Chinese gooseberry is the kind of fruit are expensive and rare. But now New Zealand has become the country exporting kiwi, and the fruit is sold freely. There are generally two types of kiwi being sold, the yellow and the green. Golden kiwifruit or the yellow kiwi nutritious higher than the green one. 100 grams of kiwi contains 93 mg of vitamin C, or nearly 2-fold compared to oranges.

This fruit is one of my favorite fruits to be made juice. Fruits are also originally came from Brazil has a content of up to 228 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams, or almost 5 times more than oranges. You don't have to worry about constipation because of eating guava. 100 grams of guava fruit has the same size as one medium-sized guava, and that was sufficient daily requirement of vitamin C as much as 2.5 times. Therefore, it is not uncommon dengue patients are encouraged to eat this fruit, because its vitamin C content is high it is suitable to aid recovery and maintain endurance.

Cashew Fruit
I was really surprised when i found about this information, that cashew fruit contains vitamin C which is quite high, even much higher than oranges. Yes, who would have thought a tropical fruit originally from Northeast Brazil has a super vitamin C content as high as 265 mg per 100 grams, or 5 times more than oranges. Of course, the part intended was in the flesh part, not in the cashews part. Therefore not surprising that it's tastes very sour.

I myself had never directly encountered this fruit. Because this fruit is indeed the original fruit found in South America, southern Mexico, and Central America. The fruit is extraordinary, because it contains vitamin C 35 times more than oranges. It's very much, isn't it? Yes, the amount of vitamin C per 100 grams it reached 1677 mg. Acerola is still the highest in vitamin C than any fruit.

So in addition to oranges, there are also many types of fruit that can meet the needs of vitamin C, right? To avoid boredom, you can change the type of fruit as you want, because now you have to know the information above. Meet the needs of your vitamin C is one of the outset to live healthier.

Keep healthy everyone.


  1. I don't eat enough fruit. Not at all and I need to fix that. Thanks for the reminder that I'm not getting enough vitamin C. I'm not taking a vitamin C supplement either.

    Have a terrific day my grandson. ☺

    1. Ohh, I was concerned you didn't eat enough fruit.
      I hope now you start paying attention to your vitamin intake. Eat your favorite fruit, because it's very good for your health, Grandma.

      So, keep healthy :)

  2. Cabe juga kandungan vit C nya gede loh.. cuman yah, cabe bukan buah ya.. hehehe

    1. Hahaha. Nah tu dah tau Bli. Cabe emang gede vitamin C nya.


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  4. Oranges and Lichies were full of vitamins i Knew that always. But having them was time taking as well as boring. lichi super fruit diet are healthier and easy to consume. Thanks for the post..

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