Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin C

Last Updated: April 3rd, 2020

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient required by the body for the development and maintenance of scar tissue, blood vessels, and cartilage. (1,2)

As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C helps lessen oxidative stress to the body and is thought to lower cancer risk. (1,3)

High vitamin C foods include guavas, bell peppers, kiwifruit, strawberries, oranges, papayas, broccoli, tomatoes, kale, and snow peas. The current daily value (% DV) for vitamin C is 90mg. (4)

Below is a list high vitamin C foods ranked by a common serving size, use the nutrient ranking of over 200 foods high in vitamin C to see the foods highest in vitamin C by nutrient density (per gram), or see rankings of fruits high in vitamin C, and vegetables high in vitamin C.

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Vitamin C
per Cup
Vitamin C
per 100g
Vitamin C
per 200 Calories
167mg
(185% DV)
93mg
(103% DV)
304mg
(338% DV)

Nutrition Facts for Kiwifruit. (Source)

Vitamin C
per Cup
Vitamin C
per 100g
Vitamin C
per 200 Calories
98mg
(108% DV)
59mg
(65% DV)
368mg
(408% DV)

Nutrition Facts for Strawberries. (Source)

Vitamin C
per Cup
Vitamin C
per 100g
Vitamin C
per 200 Calories
96mg
(106% DV)
53mg
(59% DV)
226mg
(252% DV)

Nutrition Facts for Oranges. (Source)

Vitamin C
per Cup
Vitamin C
per 100g
Vitamin C
per 200 Calories
88mg
(98% DV)
61mg
(68% DV)
283mg
(315% DV)

Nutrition Facts for Papaya. (Source)

Vitamin C
per Cup
Vitamin C
per 100g
Vitamin C
per 200 Calories
81mg
(90% DV)
89mg
(99% DV)
525mg
(583% DV)

Nutrition Facts for Broccoli. (Source)

Vitamin C
per Cup Cooked
Vitamin C
per 100g
Vitamin C
per 200 Calories
55mg
(61% DV)
23mg
(25% DV)
253mg
(281% DV)

Nutrition Facts for Cooked Tomatoes. (Source)

Vitamin C
per Cup Cooked
Vitamin C
per 100g
Vitamin C
per 200 Calories
53mg
(59% DV)
41mg
(46% DV)
293mg
(325% DV)

Nutrition Facts for Cooked Kale. (Source)

Vitamin C
per Cup
Vitamin C
per 100g
Vitamin C
per 200 Calories
38mg
(42% DV)
60mg
(67% DV)
286mg
(317% DV)

Nutrition Facts for Snow Peas. (Source)

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Data Sources and References

  1. Mitochondria, Energy and Cancer: The Relationship with Ascorbic Acid. J Orthomol Med. 2010; 25(1): 29–38.
  2. Office of Dietary Supplements Fact Sheet: Vitamin C
  3. L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) induces the apoptosis of B16 murine melanoma cells via a caspase-8-independent pathway. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2003;52:693–698.
  4. FDA Daily Values Guidelines
  5. U.S. Agricultural Research Service Food Data Central

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