Vitamin C found in various foods and an essential nutrient as well as important for immune system function, functions as an antioxidant and a most effective remedy for the prevention of the common cold. Some of the major foods containing vitamin C include citrus fruits, Capsicum,Broccoli and top five biggest source of Vitamin C are Kakadu plum, Camu camu, Acerola, Seabuckthorn and Rose hip.
Indian Gooseberry is one of the richest source of Vitamin C and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine. Phyllanthus emblica fruit commonly known as Amla and oldest edible fruits known in India widely used in Ayurveda for herbal preparations,
Guava fruits are rich in dietary fiber and vitamin C, India is the largest producer of guavas in the world. Red guavas fruits and leaves are considered medicinal also the seed oil is a source of copper, zinc and vitamin A.
Blackcurrants are berries, particularly rich in vitamin C and used to make jams, preserves, and syrups. The raw blackcurrant fruit has high vitamin C, manganese and iron in moderate level, rich in vitamin E seed and some amount of fatty acids.
Kiwifruit is a edible berry like fruit may be eaten raw and given as medicine, particularly rich in vitamin C and vitamin K. The fruit is native to China and cultivation of kiwifruit spread from China to other countries,
used in baked goods, cake and dessert.
Papaya fruit and leaves have been used Ayurvedic medicine for treatment for malaria, The fruit is extremely rich in Vitamin C. This orange-coloured flesh of the fruit is an energy booster and house various medicinal properties.
Strawberries cultivated worldwide as a fruit,used in popular products like sweet candy, soap, lip gloss, perfume, jam and many others. These red berries are an excellent source of vitamin C, contains manganese and essential unsaturated fatty acids.
Orange fruit is a popular species of citrus, widely grown in tropical area of the world. The oranges are rich in vitamin C, flavor may vary from sweet to sour and Brazil is the world’s leading orange producer followed by China
The lemon primarily known for its juice with sour taste, thought to have first grown in Assam in India. Lemon and Lime are a rich source of vitamin C, both are used for culinary and cleaning also a key ingredient in drinks and foods.
Pineapple plant with an edible fruit called pineapple is been cultivated for many centuries, known for flesh and juice that contains carbohydrates, water and vitamin C. The flesh fruits are used in cuisines in Costa Rica, Philippines for dessert, juice in Europe and also sold on roadsides as a snack in India.
Grapefruit is a type of hybrid Citrus fruit with sour to semi-sweet, somewhat bitter in taste. The Raw grapefruit and juice are rich source of vitamin C, contains more citric acid than orange juice. Lime and Mango along with some berries are also good source of Vitamin C, India is the largest producer of lime and mango.
Major source of Vitamin C in fruits are Raspberry,Passion Fruit, Lime, Mango, Blackberry, Cranberry,Blueberry, grape, Apricot, plum, watermelon, Avocado, Cherry, peach and Apple, And high in Vitamin C vegetables include Capsicum, Broccoli, Kale, Brussels Sprout and asparagus.