According to Health.com, a medium orange contains 69.7 milligrams of vitamin C. In juice form, one cup of orange juice provides 97 milligrams of vitamin C, according to WebMD.Know More
WebMD explains that vitamin C protects people from various health problems including heart disease, wrinkling of skin, eye disease and immune system problems. It also helps prevent serious complications that may arise from the common cold. For adults, the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C is 75 to 90 milligrams per day.
Aside from oranges, Health.com lists other good sources of vitamin C, including chili peppers, red and green bell peppers, kale, broccoli, papayas, strawberries, cauliflower and pineapple, among others.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Too much vitamin C can be bad for people, according to WebMD. Overdosing on vitamin C can lead to stomach cramps, nausea and diarrhea. It commonly results from taking too many supplements.Full Answer >
The fruit containing the most vitamin C is papaya, with a whopping 168.08 milligrams for one medium fruit. Strawberries, pineapples, oranges, kiwi and cantaloupe also top the list. Some examples of very good sources are sweet potato and blueberries, while good sources are leeks, apricots and celery.Full Answer >
Acerola, or West Indian cherry, is the fruit with the highest vitamin C content. Every 100-gram serving of acerola provides 1,677 milligrams of vitamin C. Acerola is also used for treating scurvy, a condition resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C.Full Answer >
One medium-sized orange yields around 2 ounces of orange juice. A standard-sized 8-ounce glass of orange juice requires approximately three or four medium oranges. Oranges can be juiced by hand or by using a hand-powered or electronic juicer.Full Answer >