Pineapple Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is an incredibly delicious and healthy tropical fruit.It originated in South America, where early European explorers named it after its resemblance to a pinecone .Pineapple and its compounds have been linked to many health benefits, including aiding digestion, boosting immunity and […]
Virgin Voyages, the cruise line under the Virgin Group name, is out to disrupt the cruising industry. And its first port of call? Sustainability and plant-based food. The Scarlet Lady is Virgin Voyages’ first cruise ship. Targeted at younger holidaymakers, specifically, those aged 18 to […]
Vitamin C is essential for the growth and repair of all the tissues in the human body. It helps make collagen, an important protein that is one of the basic components in the skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. Vitamin C is an extremely powerful antioxidant, which helps protect our cells, DNA and organs from free radicals – dangerous metabolism by-products that can cause considerable damage.
Extreme cases of vitamin C deficiency can lead to scurvy – a potentially fatal disease that used to be common among sailors. Its symptoms include gum bleeding and swelling, purple and bleeding skin, muscle and joint pain and tiredness – simply because the body cannot make collagen and maintain all its tissues. Scurvy was eradicated with the introduction of lemons, oranges and lemon juice in the naval diet but, occasionally, it still occurs in people with very poor or limited diets.
Sources of Vitamin C
Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of vitamin C . Citrus fruits, tomatoes and tomato juice, and potatoes are major contributors of vitamin C to the American diet. Other good food sources include red and green peppers, kiwifruit, broccoli, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, and cantaloupe . Although vitamin C is not naturally present in grains, it is added to some fortified breakfast cereals. The vitamin C content of food may be reduced by prolonged storage and by cooking because ascorbic acid is water soluble and is destroyed by heat . Steaming or microwaving may lessen cooking losses. Fortunately, many of the best food sources of vitamin C, such as fruits and vegetables, are usually consumed raw. Consuming five varied servings of fruits and vegetables a day can provide more than 200 mg of vitamin C.
|Food||Milligrams (mg) per serving||Percent (%) DV*|
|Red pepper, sweet, raw, ½ cup||95||158|
|Orange juice, ¾ cup||93||155|
|Orange, 1 medium||70||117|
|Grapefruit juice, ¾ cup||70||117|
|Kiwifruit, 1 medium||64||107|
|Green pepper, sweet, raw, ½ cup||60||100|
|Broccoli, cooked, ½ cup||51||85|
|Strawberries, fresh, sliced, ½ cup||49||82|
|Brussels sprouts, cooked, ½ cup||48||80|
|Grapefruit, ½ medium||39||65|
|Broccoli, raw, ½ cup||39||65|
|Tomato juice, ¾ cup||33||55|
|Cantaloupe, ½ cup||29||48|
|Cabbage, cooked, ½ cup||28||47|
|Cauliflower, raw, ½ cup||26||43|
|Potato, baked, 1 medium||17||28|
|Tomato, raw, 1 medium||17||28|
|Spinach, cooked, ½ cup||9||15|
|Green peas, frozen, cooked, ½ cup||8||13|
Credit to https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/
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Dutch meat company Kips, owned by Zwanenberg Food Group, has launched its first-ever range of vegan products, including plant-based versions of liverwurst and liverwurst spread, pâté, and filet Americain (also known as steak tartare). Known primarily for its traditional liverwurst – a sausage made from liver – Kips decided to create vegan versions of its.Awareness of the issues surrounding meat consumption is rising in the Netherlands. In September, the Dutch Council for Environment and Infrastructure recommended that the nation decrease its livestock population and introduce new food policies promoting plant-based protein.
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Nutrition According to the National Nutrient Database one-half cup (86g) of cooked black beans contains approximately: Energy: 114 kilocalories Protein: 7.62 g Fat: 0.46 g Carbohydrate: 20.39 g Fiber: 7.5 g Sugars: 0.28 g Calcium: 23 milligrams (mg) Iron: 1.81 mg Magnesium: 60 mg Phosphorus: […]