Vitamin C is an essential nutrient required by the body for the development and maintenance of scar tissue, blood vessels, and cartilage. Vitamin C is also necessary for creating ATP, dopamine, peptide hormones, and tyrosine.
As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C helps lessen oxidative stress to the body and is thought to lower cancer risk.
High vitamin C foods include guavas, bell peppers, kiwifruit, strawberries, oranges, papayas, broccoli, tomatoes, snow peas, and kale. The current daily value (% DV) for vitamin C is 60mg.
Other Brassica Vegetables High in Vitamin C (%DV per cup): Brussels Sprouts (125%), Green Cauliflower (94%), Cauliflower (86%), Red Cabbage (85%), and Cabbage (60%). See more health benefits of Broccoli.
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