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10 Sources Of Vitamin C That Aren’t Oranges

If there’s one vitamin you’ve been hearing about since you were five years old, it’s vitamin C.

You probably know it’s in oranges (thanks, Tropicana commercials), but what does vitamin C actually do? A quick refresher—just in case you’re not quite sure: Vitamin C aids in tissue repair and growth, so it’s crucial for everything from cartilage, tendons, skin, bones, blood vessels, and more, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

It also happens to be a type of superhero nutrient called an antioxidant, meaning it helps the body fight off damaging compounds called free radicals, which may be connected to heart disease and cancer.

Your average vitamin or supplement bottle currently lists a 60 milligram Daily Value for vitamin C—but that recommendation is about to bump up to 90 milligrams per day. A medium orange packs about 70 milligrams (impressive!) but it’s not your only option for loading up on the goods. Check out these 10 other solid sources of vitamin C:



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