Usually the first association of vitamin C are the citrus fruits, but this important ingredient is hiding in many types of home-grown vegetables, fruits and herbs.

The daily dose of vitamin C is very important for life. It is not only important for a strong immune system, but is required for the elasticity of the skin and tendons as well as the strength of teeth and bones.

In addition, vitamin C is involved in production of the hormone of happiness, which gives a good mood. And another important aspect: this important vitamin makes free radicals harmless and we know that they are the main cause for aging.

The best sources of vitamins are fruits and vegetables. And you don’t need to look for exotic and citrus fruits as your garden offers a great selection. To enter the recommended 100 mg per day, you need to eat a handful of black currant and a portion of spinach. Also peppers, elderberry, broccoli and other cabbage varieties give you the required daily dose.

The absolute winner here is the Australian green plums with about 3,100 mg but below you can see the other plants from our gardens which are excellent sources of vitamin C:

  • Pomegranate: 1,250 mg
  • Buck-thorn: 700 mg
  • Black Elder: 260 mg
  • Dill: 210 mg
  • Parsley: 160 mg
  • Cabbage: 150 mg
  • Broccoli: 115 mg
  • Red pepper: 110 mg
  • Fennel: 95 mg
  • Spinach: 90 mg
  • Strawberries: 80 mg
  • Lemon: 50 mg
  • Red cabbage: 50mg
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Usually the first association of vitamin C are the citrus fruits, but this important ingredient is hiding in many types of home-grown vegetables, fruits and herbs. The daily dose of vitamin C is very important for life. It is not only important for a strong immune system, but is required...