We all know that oranges are a good source of vitamin C (or now we do, at least), but did you know there are other garden vegetables you can grow that also contain this vitamin?
Kale has become very popular for sautees and smoothies, because of its health benefits! This vegetable has nearly an entire day’s worth of the recommended amount of vitamin C in just a single cup.
This one is from the Cruciferous family – think broccoli and cauliflower. One cup has 84 milligrams of vitamin C! That is a lot of bang for just one cup.
- Bell peppers
These are another powerhouse for Vitamin C. Depending on the color of the pepper, vitamin levels will vary, but they’re all good for you!
- Chilli peppers
Chilli peppers are also a good source of Vitamin C, but be careful not to eat too much!
- Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
These are high in C Vitamins as well.
Parsley is a good source of not only vitamin C, but also vitamin K!
This vegetable contains more Vitamin C than most culinary herbs, with 160 mg per 100 grams. Toss some onto your salad, pasta or pizza!
The list could go on, but I think you see how you can get your vitamin C and other vitamins, just from your garden! Happy planting and keep growing 🙂