Table 1

Ascorbic acid content in selected foods

Fruits

mg/100 g edible portion


Banana

8–16

Apple

3–30

Mango

10–15

Pineapple

15–25

Cherry

15–30

Papaya

39

Orange

30–50

Grape fruit

30–70

Lemon

40–50

Strawberry

40–70

Currant black

150–200

Rose hips

250–800

Vegetables

Onion

10–15

Tomato

10–20

Egg plant

15–20

Radish

25

Spinach

35–40

Cabbage

30–70

Cauliflower

50–70

Broccoli

80–90

Coriander

90

Brussels sprout

100–120

Pepper

150–200

Parsley

200–300


Adapted from Johnson et al [12]

Naidu Nutrition Journal 2003 2:7   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-2-7

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