By: ABRAR KHAN
That handful of berries (okay, it was 10) you snuck in the field at the U-pick farm? That sampling helped you take in more than 70 mg of vitamin C.
That grapefruit your grandma has with breakfast every morning? She’s onto something. Just half of one has 39 mg of vitamin C.
You’ll get 37 mg of vitamin C from 1 large wedge of this sweet, orange melon. Just one more reason to bring it to every picnic all summer long, right?
You probably don’t need any convincing to devour a mango (so juicy, so sweet). But just in case you do, a single fruit will give you almost exactly the amount of C you need for the day.
Strawberries don’t get all the glory. Their smaller cousins are rich in vitamin C too, with 39 mg per cup.
Toss them in your stir-fry or snack on them raw with hummus or ranch. A single cup will give you 84 mg of vitamin C, getting you above that 75 mg daily value mark.
Bring on the citrus fruits—or perhaps more specifically, some homemade lemonade: The juice of just 1 lemon is loaded with 18 mg of vitamin C.
For a dish that tastes like summer, serve up some diced papaya: A cup of cubed papaya provides 88 mg of vitamin C. In a hurry? Blend it up in a tropical smoothie instead.
Half a cup of cooked sprouts serves up 48 mg of vitamin C, more than half of what you need in a day.
kale is also packed with vitamin C—1 cup of raw kale has nearly 20 mg of vitamin C.