Top Fruits For Vitamin C Content

When most people are under the weather, they reach for NeoCitran or their trusty Vitamin C tablets and echinicia. There are because of the possible damage they can do to your health; what was once considered to be the norm may well be contributing to the problem. Darlene and I choose the practice of reducing our food intake and increase Vitamin C through fresh fruits in addition to our staple Sunrider Vitafruit. This way we reduce the load on our digestive systems and increase Vitamin C through food. Today happens to be one of those days, so I thought I’d do a little research about vitamin C containing fruit.

Without doing the research and simply going from memory, I’d have to guess Oranges and Kiwi as being the highest.

Here’s what I found out. According to Dr Sears,
vitamin c fruits

Top 7 Fruits For Vitamin C Content

  1. Guava, 1 medium, 165 mg
  2. Papaya, 1 cup, 87 mg
  3. Strawberries, 1 cup, 84 mg
  4. Kiwi, 1 medium, 74 mg
  5. Cantaloupe, 1 cup, 68 mg
  6. Orange, 1 medium, 75 mg
  7. Grapefruit, half, 42 mg

My Oranges and Kiwi come in at number 4 and 6. Why I didn’t think of grapefruit I don’t know. Guava happens to be the fruit that is highest in Vitamin C.

Which Fruit Is Highest In Vitamin C?

The fruit highest in Vitamin C, Guava, is native to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. 100 grams of Guava contains 228 mg of Vitamin C where one fruit contains about 128 mg. In the picture above, Guava is the pink fruit on the left. The whole fruit is edible, but the seeds can be a pain in the ass. The rind can be sour but has the most amount of Vitamin C (said to have 5 times as much as an orange) – good reason to put it all into your and make use of it all.

So there you have it. If you’re looking to find the fruit highest in vitamin C or the top Vitamin C containing fruits, look no further than your basic Guava, Papaya, Strawberries, Kiwi, Cantaloupe, Orange and Grapefruit. Eat them raw, eat them alone on an empty stomach and give them 30 to 45 minutes to pass through your stomach where they’ll deliver all their nutrient rich goodness.


  1. I’ve never tried Guava fruit before! Thanks for the tips..

  2. Nice page about the vitamin C and healt. I also like the fruit picture. Thank you for the informations.

  3. I found this info very useful, and will tell my wife about
    this blog because she is always looking for good information that i myself can not provide here. Thank you!

  4. Everyone knows Indian Gooseberry (Amla) has highest vitamin C . Its like 3x the times of vitamin that guava provides.

  5. I found this information very useful, and will tell my family
    about this, because they are always looking for better solutions and ideas.

  6. Thanks a lot for providing such helpful incite. I did not know that Guava is richest in vitamin C, If I had know I would have been eating more of my Guavas because I have in my yard. Thank you so much.

  7. What about Gooseberry? In my concept Gooseberry is having rich Vit C! Anybody comment on this!

  8. @Dr. A, there are a few different types of Gooseberry. Which are you referring to?

  9. Actually, the fruit with the absolute highest Vitamin C content is called Acerola. There are 1677.6 mg of vitamin C in 100 g of the fruit. It is native to Central America.

  10. Actually the fruit with the highest Vitamin C content is Camu Camu. It has around 2700 mg of Vitamin C in 100 g of the fruit. You can refer to this website

  11. you have given out a very useful information. i didn’t know guava had a lot of vitamin c

  12. i didn’t know that guava was the number 1 source of vit. C.. Thanks for this info..

  13. There is another fruit worth mentioning…mango

  14. thanks for information.

  15. Amla is the richest source of natural vitamin C .It provides up to 900mg/ 100 g of juice of the fresh fruit. Amla seems to be a very remarkable fruit…

  16. Hey.. thanks for the info…. i never thought that Guava (amrood) is sooo rich in vitamin c

  17. every one knows jujube fruit contain rich in vitamin c

  18. thanks for the information about ,which fruit has the highest vitamin c content.

  19. Actually, the kakadu fruit has the highest amount of the vitamin. Evey 100 g of fruit yeilds 2300 to 3150 mg of Vitamin C.

  20. Gabriella Karyn April 4, 2011 at 8:18 am

    This is some really good information but what I don’t understand is that why isn’t ORANGES above the KIWI since it has a milligram more of vitamin C. That is all really.
    – Thank You

  21. maria subrattie April 6, 2011 at 6:59 am

    What about cherrys or oranges

  22. I didn’t know that guava has the most vitamin C fruit,try to have one instead of taking oranges..

  23. this website is awesome!! im doing my project on vitamin C and this totally helped!!

  24. all these information are very useful…

  25. Great post! Many people think oranges are the top Vit C fruit, great expose that it actually isn’t!

  26. I am looking for vitamin c rich content fruit or vitamin C drugs without bioflavoids content, anyone here know some drugs?

  27. Beverly Jimenez July 28, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Hi!What materials did you used inorder to know the content of the Vitamin c in each fruit?

  28. @Beverly I don’t remember. Sorry

  29. first of all
    Salam to all and thanks for the information and about vitamin C

  30. Hi,

    for all the people who are wondering which food REALLY has the highest vitamin C content, here goes.

    Camu Camu fruit has approximately 40 to 60 times more vitamin C than oranges and is the number 2 edible fruit for vitamin C.

    Kakadu Fruit/Gubinge is the highest known vitamin C food in the world.
    It has slightly more vitamin C than Camu Camu.

    Wild Potatoes which are mostly not edible are higher but only their immature tubers can be eaten.

    Other notable mentions are rosehips/guava (as mentioned in this article) and Indian gooseberries (amla).

  31. I would appreciate it if those that are leaving comments, providing different claims for different fruits that contain more vitamin C than the humble gauva, could link a source supporting this view. Otherwise, they are just empty claim.

  32. @Scientist – agreed.

  33. we need to eat each of its for health llivng..
    this is 12 key menu healthy foods

  34. good to know

    but i think you should’ve ranked the fruits by Vitamin per 100g or some similar unit, a medium kiwi has less vitamin c than a papaya, but then again a papaya is bigger than a kiwi if you cath my drift


  35. Great post on Top Fruits for Vitaminc C Content. As a Holistic Health Practitioner I would like to share some personal experiences with Camu Camu Berry. Having been professionally trained on the subject of raw foods and superfoods, Camu is indeed the highest source of Vitamin C in the world containing 30-60 times the Vitamin C content in an orange. One teaspoon accounts for 1180% DV of Vitamin C, simply incredible. I also find myself using it in combination with MSM (which works best with Vitamin C) to support healthy skin, nails, and hair due to its high sulfur content. I would like to invite all of you to visit my website and blog The Gonzolution to learn more about my background, experiences, and signature services.

  36. Why is the Camu Camu berry not at the top of this list? It is known as the fruit with the HIGHEST vitamin C! Not to mention the Acerola Cherries. This are both higher in Vitamin C than anything on your list!

  37. Here are links providing info about why the Camu Camu berry and Acerola Cherries have much more vitamin C!

    Hope you update your article so people can get accurate information about this! I was looking for a complete comparison including these two SUPERFOODS to other more common fruits and I was thankful to find your article, but shocked you did not include these amazing foods to it!

  38. wow i did not know that guava takes any part in vitamin c because i have never tried it.

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