Veggies Have Vitamin C Too!

2 green bell peppers before being prepared for babies starting solid food

Here’s a fun fact: bell peppers have more vitamin C than oranges!

We often think of fruit as the go-to for vitamin C and other immune system-boosting nutrients but many veggies have just as much, if not more vitamin C than oranges! So as we head into the fall season here in the U.S., we wanted to share a list of veggies that can help boost the immune system.

Vegetables that have more vitamin C than oranges:

  1. Red Bell Pepper
  2. Broccoli
  3. Green Bell Pepper
  4. Brussels Sprouts
  5. Turnip Greens
  6. Red Cabbage
  7. Kohlrabi

Veggies that follow closely behind:

  1. Snow Peas
  2. Cauliflower
  3. Bok Choy
  4. Green Cabbage

And of all the greens in the world, there’s one that has even more vitamin C than any food on the lists above. Can you guess what it is? Hint: It’s an herb! [answer below]

Info on how to cut bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and kohlrabi for your baby is in our free First Foods® database.



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