Red Beefsteak Heirloom Tomato (24June12)

Red Beefsteak Heirloom Tomato (24June12)

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Question by Johnny’s Wife: Is it true that tomatoes have more vitamin C than oranges?
Or is that just something my Mom told me to get me to eat tomatoes?

Best answer:

Answer by Dan
No, they don’t. They do have some though.

One medium red tomato has about 30 mg of vitamin C. One average naval orange has around 65 mg of vitamin C. clearly it has more.

though tomatoes are still a good source for vitamin c.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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1 Comment

  1. Nope, it’s not true.

    Oranges, raw, navels
    Serving size: 1 cup sections, without membranes
    1 fruit (2-7/8″ dia)
    Vitamin C 163%

    Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average [Includes USDA commodity food A238, A233]
    Serving size: 1 cup
    Vitamin C 32%

    Most of us think of citrus fruits as being the best source of vitamin C. You’d get 60 mg/day from about 3/4 cup of orange juice. Although citrus fruits are a great source of vitamin C, other not so obvious foods contain vitamin C as well. Here are some ways to put vitamin C on your table.

    Eat more broccoli. A 1/2-cup serving provides 45 mg of vitamin C.
    Add a slice of tomato to your sandwiches. A small tomato provides 25 mg of vitamin C.
    Slice up a papaya or mango for dessert. Half a medium papaya or mango provides 95 mg of vitamin C.
    Think peppers! Red, yellow, and orange peppers have about twice the vitamin C of green peppers.
    More obscure vegetables, like kohlrabi and jicama, provide about 45 mg of vitamin C per half cup. Just grate each into a green salad.
    Believe it or not, potatoes contain vitamin C, too! A small baked potato has 25 mg.
    Kiwi fruit, the fuzzy little brown fruit with the deep green interior, has about 55 mg of vitamin C.

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