Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that must be obtained through your diet. Vitamin C promotes healthy teeth and gums, helps the body absorb iron and promotes wound healing. Vitamin C losses occurr during cooking (up to 65%), preservation, drying and storage of foods. The best way to maximize your vitamin C intake is to consume vitamin C-rich foods in their fresh, raw form and minimise the amount of water used in cooking.
Remove leafy tops before storing—they pull moisture from the vegetable and impact shelf life.