Vegetables You Didn't Know Are Rich In Vitamin C

May 19, 2017

Whenever we hear about Vitamin C, the first thing that comes to mind is orange. Most of us probably believe that orange is the best source of Vitamin C. But it's not. A 100 grams of orange contains 53 mg of Vitamin C. 

Did you know that there are vegetables with higher content of Vitamin C than that of orange?

Bell Pepper

Bell pepper (also known as capsicum) is not just a rich source of antioxidants. It contains three times more vitamin C than orange. A 100 gram of red bell pepper approximately contains 160 mg of vitamin C. This is twice the content found in green bell pepper while chili pepper has 107 mg.


Broccoli belongs to the cabbage family. This vegetable with a tolerable bitter taste has 89 mg of Vitamin C. Whether you boil, steam or stir-fry the broccoli, the manner of cooking will have no significant effect on the nutritional value. It can be also eaten raw. 


Cauliflower also belongs to the same family of the broccoli. It is low in calorie and a very good substitute for rice if you are into low carbohydrates diet. It definitely tastes better than broccoli. It contains 127 mg of Vitamin C. 

Brussels Sprout

Another member of the cabbage family is the brussels sprout. They actually look like mini version of cabbage. Sadly, we don't really grow them here in the Philippines. This small vegetable is rich in nutrients. Aside from its 85 mg Vitamin C content, it contains sulforaphane, a phytochemical know for its anticancer properties.

The vegetables I mentioned are easy to incorporate in the diet. You can actually steam or stir- fry all of them altogether and instantly have a healthy meal or you can have it as your side dish.