Vitamin C

Most mammals can produce it, but humans must get it through diet.


ascorbic acid, ascorbate


40mg (RDI)

Health benefits

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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.


Veggy tip

Remove leafy tops before storing—they pull moisture from the vegetable and impact shelf life.