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What are the cheapest whole food sources of vitamin c?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 12, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Not juices, or tablets, but bonafied whole food sources.

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on July 14, 2013
at 02:57 AM

Western hemlock is tasty too, but the buds are smaller and come on later. The spruce buds were nice and fat, and I ate them until the started to get prickly. Doug fir was...ok...but instead of that clean evergreen/lemony flavor it had a kind of camphor flavor.

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on July 13, 2013
at 10:13 PM

Also works with Northeastern hemlock buds--the young, tender, light green sprigs of new needle growth. Same deal. The trees are ubiquitous in the Northeast US.

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on July 13, 2013
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Nah, I'm looking to get in the Gram+ range and Definitely do not want to be drinking 10 cups of lemon/lime juice a day >_<.

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Lol, that's pretty awesome.

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on July 12, 2013
at 09:49 PM

For a month this last spring I ate sitka spruce leaf buds directly off the trees, in salads, and as tea. They were free, zero calorie, and contained more vitamin c than citrus.

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on July 12, 2013
at 10:39 PM

Lol, that's pretty awesome.

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on July 14, 2013
at 02:57 AM

Western hemlock is tasty too, but the buds are smaller and come on later. The spruce buds were nice and fat, and I ate them until the started to get prickly. Doug fir was...ok...but instead of that clean evergreen/lemony flavor it had a kind of camphor flavor.

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on July 13, 2013
at 10:13 PM

Also works with Northeastern hemlock buds--the young, tender, light green sprigs of new needle growth. Same deal. The trees are ubiquitous in the Northeast US.

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on July 13, 2013
at 05:34 PM

why has no one mentioned the obvious, ORANGES! Nice and cheap :)

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on July 13, 2013
at 01:10 PM

Tomato, generally easily accessible and cheap

Red chillies, very high in vit c, but of course not many would chow down on chilli!

Guava is also very high, maybe one of the highest vitamin c containing fruits!

Blackcurrant

Red capsicum -has twice the vitamin C of an orange

Broccoli

If you eat a varied diet that includes lots of different vegetables your bound to getting plenty of vitamin C, unless you have a malabsorption issue.

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on July 13, 2013
at 01:05 PM

Tomato, generally easily accessible and cheap

Red chillies, very high in vit c, but of course not many would chow down on chilli!

Guava is also very high, maybe one of the highest vitamin c containing fruits!

Blackcurrant

Red capsicum -has twice the vitamin C of an orange

Broccoli

If you eat a varied diet that includes lots of different vegetables your bound to getting plenty of vitamin C, unless you have a malabsorption issue.

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on July 12, 2013
at 09:42 PM

Not even fresh squeezed lemon juice with ice and soda water? ;-)

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on July 13, 2013
at 01:31 AM

Nah, I'm looking to get in the Gram+ range and Definitely do not want to be drinking 10 cups of lemon/lime juice a day >_<.

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