Vegetarian Foods Rich in Vitamin C

Red Bell Pepper

Vegetarian Foods Rich in Vitamin C

Vegetarian foods i.e., vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, kale and green peppers are rich sources of vitamin C. The problem is, much of the vitamin is lost during storage, preparation and cooking. Vitamin C is an important nutrient for all of us, but vegetarians tend to get less in their diet.

Broccoli and cabbage

Having said that, here a list of vegetarian foods that provide the best amounts of vitamin C. It doesn’t matter how you utilize them in your cooking.

Top Vegetarian Foods Rich in Vitamin C:

  1. Red bell peppers – Full of vitamins C and A, folate
  2. Sauerkraut – Good source of vitamin C
  3. Broccoli – Superhero of the vegetable kingdom
  4. Kale – Rich in minerals and vitamins
  5. Parsley – Excellent source of vitamin C, iodine, iron, more
  6. Brussels sprouts – May be better than full-grown broccoli
  7. Fennel – Lots of vitamin C. Can be substituted for celery in all recipes or in salads.
  8. Kiwifruit – Vitamins A, C, E and folate

Vegetarian Foods Rich in Vitamin C

Mushroom Matters. Mushrooms contain essential minerals and B Complex Vitamins# not found easily in produce. Vegetarians should be aware that mushrooms are one of the best plant-based vegetarian foods for niacin.

See also: Palatable Vegetables

Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing