Vitamin C/Catalogs

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An informational catalog, or several catalogs, about Vitamin C.

Plant sources of vitamin C

The following table is approximate and shows the relative abundance in different raw plant sources. The amount is given in milligrams per 100 grams of fruit or vegetable (for comparison, one 5 ml teaspoon of pure vitamin C powder weighs 5,000 milligrams).

Plant source Amount
(mg/100 g)
Billy Goat plum 3150
Camu Camu 2800
Wolfberry 2500
Rose hip 2000
Acerola 1600
Amla 720
Jujube 500
Baobab 400
Blackcurrant 200
Red pepper 190
Parsley 130
Seabuckthorn 120
Guava 100
Kiwifruit 90
Broccoli 90
Loganberry 80
Redcurrant 80
Brussels sprouts 80
Lychee 70
Cloudberry 60
Persimmon 60
Plant source Amount
(mg/100 g)
Papaya 60
Strawberry 60
Orange 50
Lemon 40
Melon, cantaloupe 40
Cauliflower 40
Grapefruit 30
Raspberry 30
Tangerine 30
Mandarin orange 30
Passion fruit 30
Spinach 30
Cabbage raw green 30
Lime 20
Mango 20
Potato 20
Melon, honeydew 20
Mango 16
Tomato 10
Blueberry 10
Pineapple 10
Plant source Amount
(mg/100 g)
Pawpaw 10
Grape 10
Apricot 10
Plum 10
Watermelon 10
Banana 9
Carrot 9
Avocado 8
Crabapple 8
Peach 7
Apple 6
Blackberry 6
Beetroot 5
Pear 4
Lettuce 4
Cucumber 3
Eggplant 2
Fig 2
Bilberry 1
Horned melon 0.5
Medlar 0.3
cranberries  ?


Animal sources of vitamin C

The following table shows the relative abundance of vitamin C in various foods of animal origin, given in mg of vitamin C per 100 grams of food:

Food Amount
(mg/100 g)
Calf liver (raw) 36
Beef liver (raw) 31
Oysters (raw) 30
Cod roe (fried) 26
Pork liver (raw) 23
Lamb brain (boiled) 17
Chicken liver (fried) 13
Lamb liver (fried) 12
Lamb heart (roast) 11
Food Amount
(mg/100 g)
Lamb tongue (stewed) 6
Human milk (fresh) 4
Goat milk (fresh) 2
Cow milk (fresh) 2
Beef steak (fried) 0
Hen's egg (raw) 0
Pork bacon (fried) 0
Calf veal cutlet (fried) 0
Chicken leg (roast) 0