Vitamin C, a real super vitamin
Vitamin C can certainly be called the super vitamin. It supports the development of connective tissue, promotes the absorption of iron and is essential for the immune system. In nature there are some plants and fruits that are real vitamin C bombs. We have put together our top 3 fruits with a high vitamin C content for you.
Vitamin C and phytochemicals from fruits complement each other for higher bioavailability and a positive impact on health.
How many tasks vitamin C fulfills in the body has been relatively well researched to date. Many animals can synthesize vitamin C themselves, including our closest relative, the chimpanzee. In the course of evolution, however, man lost this ability and from now on we have to use our Get vitamin C from food.
How Much Vitamin C Do I Need?
The individual vitamin C needs depends on many factors. The German Society for Nutrition (DGE) recommends that adults consume 100 milligrams of it every day. The European Commission states a requirement of 80 milligrams per daily requirement. However, these values only apply to average, healthy people.
Top 3 fruits with the highest vitamin C content
1st place: Rosehip, the local vitamin C miracle
The rosehip (botanically Rosa canina) belongs to the native plant family of the rose family. Greek mythology says that the goddess of love Aphrodite owed her beauty to the rosehip. Their fruits contain valuable minerals, plenty of vitamin C and flavonoids. There is hardly any fruit with so much vitamin C in our area: Depending on the variety, up to 500 mg of the health-promoting nutrient are contained in 100 g of rose hips. Sure there are fruits that contain even more vitamin C, due to the fact that it is a native fruit, the rosehip is our number 1 fear of high vitamin C content.
2nd place: Camu Camu from South America
The camu camu is the superfood of 2018 and comes from the Amazon. It can contain up to an incredible 3,000 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 grams. It also contains other vitamins such as vitamin B1, B2 and B3. This makes the fruit a real booster for the immune system. Unfortunately, their processing and transport to Europe is complex, which is why the camu camu berry gets our second place the fear with high vitamin C content.
3rd place: Acerola, the cherry of the Andes
The acerola cherry resembles our native cherry in appearance and taste. Like the camu camu the acerola also comes from Middle and South America and belongs to the Malpighien family. With a vitamin C content of up to 2,000 mg per 100 grams, the acerola fruit is just behind the camu camu berry. The name of the fruit is attributed to Spanish conquerors who believed that the exotic fruit was related to the cherries they knew from Europe. They once called the fruit „Azerole”, which means like “pretty and useful”. In Latin America, the acerola fruit is part of the traditional medicine of South America.