Mango RecipeCredit: Multi Tabs DenmarkAre you looking for recipes that are rich in vitamin C?  Do you want your meals to be as delectable and nutritious as possible?  It is not really difficult to prepare a meal that contains vitamin C. That is because this vitamin can be found in a variety of fruits and vegetables.  You can easily pick different combinations of green veggies and fruits and you can have a very nutritious and delicious meal within minutes. 


Vitamin C plays a role in promoting a strong immune system.  It could help your body resist common colds and infections.  It could also help heal wounds and cuts.  This vitamin acts as an antioxidant which could protect the cells from harmful free radicals. 


Best Sources of Vitamin C


Fruits and vegetables are your best sources of C vitamin.  It is present in almost all fruits, especially citrus.  Some of the fruits that contain high amounts of C vitamin include guava, oranges, cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries, lemons, papaya, and pineapples.  The good news is that you can include these fruits in your dishes.  You can also make fresh juice drinks from these fruits.  This gives you lots of opportunities to try different fruit preparations and dishes and still get sufficient ascorbic acid. 


Aside from fruits, green vegetables are also excellent sources of vitamin C.  Green leafy vegetables contain high levels of C vitamin and fibers. Broccoli for example is an example of a super food that packs a lot punch in terms of ascorbic acid content.  Other sources include red peppers, sweet potatoes, and almost all leafy green veggies. 


Easy Recipes with High Vitamin C Content


There are so many options available for you when it comes to delicious recipes with high C vitamin content.  Preparing your meals and snacks would be fast and easy because the ingredients are usually readily available in the market and grocery stores. 


For you lunch or dinner, you can try the shrimp and plum kebabs.  Just marinate the shrimp in cilantro lime and add summertime plums and jalapenos.  Set aside for a few minutes to allow the lime to seep into the shrimp.  Then cook quickly in high fire to preserve the flavor of the shrimp and to retain the C vitamin content.  You can use peaches as alternative to the plum and red bell pepper instead of using jalapenos. 


If you want a side dish, then you can try the fresh corn relish.  Just use three cups of fresh corn kernels.  Add a cup of finely chopped fresh onions and two bunches of shredded parsley.  Pour at least three tablespoons of lime juice and two tablespoons of olive oil.  Add a pinch of salt to taste.  Then mix the corn relish so you can have a delectable side dish.  This is a suitable side dish for fish, meat, and chicken dishes. 


Another vitamin C rich recipe (interesting to know is that in Danish the term is C vitamin opskrifter) is the strawberry snack mix.  Just mix chopped strawberries, marshmallows, whipped cream, and sugar.  Refrigerate the preparation for a few minutes and you will have a snack that is rich in vitamin C.