For years I’ve been keen on eating my five-a-day especially oranges.
From a very young age I’ve understood that oranges and other citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemons, clementines, tangerines and satsumas are bursting with Vitamin C. And, indeed, oranges provide a very healthy 53.2mg of Vitamin C per 100g.
Unfortunately, one of the side-effects of my chemotherapy treatment is mucositis which, in my case, is exacerbated by citrus fruits.
Once I’d worked out that it was my daily orange that was making the mucositis worse, I removed all citrus fruits from my diet immediately.
But I still wanted to get some Vitamin C from my five-a-day so looked for alternatives to the oranges.
And here are my top non-citrus fruits with Vitamin C:
Mango 36.4mg per 100g
Cantaloupe Melon 36.7mg per 100g
Orange 53.2mg per 100g
Papaya 60.9mg per 100g
Kiwifruit 92.7mg per 100g
Red Pepper 127.7mg per 100g