Plants that are high in Vitamin C – Grow your own Vitamin C

Vitamin C is vital for the immune system, to protect cells and keep them healthy, for maintaining healthy skin, heart, blood vessels, bones and cartilage and for helping with wound healing. Here is a list of plants that are high in Vitamin C.

There are many plants that are high in Vitamin C that we can grow ourselves in the UK and we can get all the Vitamin C our bodies require from a varied diet of fresh UK-grown fruit and vegetables. 1 cup of raw kale contains the same Vitamin C as an orange. 1 cup of raw red pepper contains around three times as much Vitamin C as an orange.

Vitamin C is present in many plants but the plants on this list are specifically high in Vitamin C. Most people think of fruit when they think of Vitamin C, but many vegetables that we can easily grow in our gardens and allotments here in the UK are also Vitamin C-rich.

Vitamin C-rich plants:

  • kale
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • brussels sprouts
  • peppers
  • tomatoes
  • strawberries
  • currants
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • plums
  • cherries
  • rose hips
  • blackberries
  • gooseberries
  • elderberries.

Does anyone know of any other Vitamin C-rich plants? Which plants on the list do you usually grow? Any you have never tried? Please share in the comments section below.

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