Do you know that Vitamin C not only contains in citrus fruits but also in some vegetables? If you have no idea 'bout that, don't be ashamed...I'm in the same boat as you are. All this time, I thought that orange IS the biggest source for Vitamin C. Surprised...surprised... ^_^
Nevertheless, we are only human and there's so much learning we need to do. Let start with this one. Basically, Vitamin C is one of many nutrients that is essential to our body. It helps with protecting our skin from aging prematurely, hasten the healing of wound, and lowering the risk of cancer.
Surprisingly, Vitamin C can be found in so many green vegetables that we always keep stashed in our fridge for easy of use. For examples, parsley, broccoli, cabbage, celery, cucumbers, and spinach...to name a few. But the richest content of Vitamin C is in red bell pepper. It is best to eat it raw though to preserve all of the nutrient in the fruit. Add some in salad with a little olive oil, and there you go!
Whilst oranges fall far below after strawberries, lemon, papaya, grapefruit and cantaloupe. *Well, now I know...* Since it wouldn't make a difference for me knowing the ranking, I perhaps want to add at least one serving of Vitamin C in our daily cooking for I may have the symptoms of lacking in this exact nutrient.
What are the symptoms in lacking of Vitamin C? You might want to know that for a slight deficiency, your wound might not heal properly. Or you might prone to catch a cold. But, if it getting worst you might have been infected with scurvy, a disease which caused by deficiency in Vitamin C that could results in bleeding gums and skin discoloration. *whoa...that's scary...O_o*
So what are we gonna do now? Hmm, that certainly depends on your current situation. Oh sorry, I think I need to drink another glass of orange juice! >_* If you are thirsty for more juicy info about this love-most nutrient, read this.