Which Fruit Has the Most Vitamin C?
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an antioxidant that is essential for human nutrition. Vitamin C deficiency can lead to a disease called scurvy, which is characterized by abnormalities in the bones and teeth. Many fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C.
Fruits have varying levels of vitamin C. In some fruits, the amount of vitamin C varies between different varieties of the same species. The vitamin C content of many fruits is higher when it is slightly unripe, and declines as the fruit becomes ripe. Vitamin C content also decreases with storage.
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