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7 Fruits Packed with Vitamin C!

During flu season, you may be looking for ways to boost your immune system and fend off any colds and viruses that come your way. You may already know that citrus is packed with immune-boosting Vitamin-C, but there are many other fruits that have the same if not more Vitamin C than your average orange. Here are some of our favorite Vitamin C packed fruits to stock up on this season:

  • Citrus 

Citrus is a powerhouse for vitamins and minerals that will leave your body thanking you by the sweet-tangy flavors! There is a wide variety to choose from, each with their own unique flavor profile, such as mandarins, tangerines, grapefruits, and Navel oranges. Plus, they come in convenient snack size!

  • Mango 

Mangoes are not only delicious but full of nutrients! Vitamin A and C are found in mangoes, which are important for a functioning immune system and good vision! One cup of mangoes contains 122.3 mg of Vitamin C. Mangoes are also packed with the vitamin B-complex that may help boost energy and fiber that improves digestion. 

  • Pineapple 

Pineapples not only taste great but they are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A and C, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. Pineapples have 432.6 mg of Vitamin C in a single cup, which is around 400% of your recommended DV! If you’re already under the weather, Pineapples also contain bromelain, which loosens mucus and suppresses coughs.

  • Strawberries 

Strawberries are bright red and sweet, making them a go-to for any fruit lover. One cup of strawberries contains 98mg of Vitamin C, which is 108% of your recommended DV!

  • Kiwi

You may want to start eating more Kiwis because these green gems are full of vitamin C. Each fruit contains 71% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C as well as many other vitamins and minerals. In fact, one study found them to be the most nutrient-dense fruit ounce for ounce of all the major fruits studied. 

  • Guava 

Guavas are loaded with Vitamin C, with 200% of your recommended DV, which is around four times higher than that found in oranges. According to a study published in the Food Chemistry Journal, the antioxidants in the fruit help defend the body against the proliferation of free radicals, which are one of the main causes of serious health issues

  • Papaya 

Known as “the fruit of the angels” according to Christopher Columbus, Papayas are a great tropical fruit that’s a good source of Vitamin C! Research shows that a one-cup serving delivers 88.3 mg of vitamin C.