Vitamin C & Dietary sources of Vitamin C

Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid, important in the synthesis of collagen, the framework protein for tissues of the body, such as those that help to make up the skin. Deficiency leads to scurvy, characterized by fragile capillaries, poor wound healing, and bone deformity in children.

Dietary sources of Vitamin C
Black currents, guavas
Green peppers, broccoli, cauliflower (raw)
Oranges and other citrus fruits
Brussels, sprouts, cabbage
Potatoes
Liver is the only animal food that contains it.



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