Plant Sources of Vitamin C

Plant sources of Vitamin C

While plants are generally a good source of vitamin C, the amount in foods of plant origin depends on the precise variety of the plant, soil condition, climate where it grew, length of time since it was picked, storage conditions, and method of preparation.

The following table is approximate and shows the relative abundance in different raw plant sources. The amount is given in milligrams per 100 grams of fruit or vegetable and is a rounded average from multiple authoritative sources:

Plant source

Amount
(mg / 100g)

Plant source

Amount
(mg / 100g)

Plant source

Amount
(mg / 100g)

Wild Potato

3100

Papaya

60

Tomato

10

Camu Camu

2800

Strawberry

60

Grape

10

Rose hip

2000

Orange

50

Apricot

10

Acerola

1600

Kale

41

Plum

10

Seabuckthorn

695

Lemon

40

WaterMelon

10

Mica Muro

500

Melon

40

Bannana

9

Indian gooseberry

445

Cauliflower

40

Carrot

9

Baobab

400

Garlic

31

Avocado

8

Chili pepper, green

244

Mandarin orange

30

Crabapple

8

Guava (raw)

228

Raspberry

30

Persimmon fresh)

7.5

Blackcurrant

200

Tangerine

30

Cherry

7

Red Pepper

190

Passion Fruit

30

Peach

7

Chili pepper, red

144

Grapefruit 30 Apple

6

Parsley

130

Passion fruit 30 Asparagus

6

Kiwifruit

90

Spinach 30 Horned melon

5.3

Broccoli

90

Cabbage (Raw) 30 Beetroot

5

Loganberry

80

Lime 30 Chokecherry

5

Redcurrant

80

Mango 28 Pear

4

Brussels sprouts

80

Blackberry 21 Lettuce

4

Wolfberry (Goji)

73

Potato 20 Cucumber

3

Lychee

70

Cranberry 13 Eggplant

2

Persimmon (raw)

66

Blueberry 10 Raisin

2

Cloudberry

60

Pineapple 10 Fig

2

Elderberry

60

Pawpaw 10 Bilberry

1