Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. Vitamin C is one of the “water-soluble” vitamins. Because your body doesn’t store them, you need to keep them in your diet all the time to maintain healthy levels.
The foods richest in vitamin C are citrus fruits, green peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, white potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Other good sources include dark leafy greens, cantaloupe, papaya, mango, watermelon, cabbage, red peppers, raspberries, blueberries, winter squash, and pineapples.