Plants and Health

The top 3 winter fruits bursting with vitamin C


The sky is darkening. Temperatures are dropping. Winter diseases are everywhere.

Here are three fruity ideas to face the rigors of the climate and strengthen your defenses.

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1. The kiwi

Contrary to popular belief, the Kiwi is indeed the richest winter fruit in vitamin C. ANSES (National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety) indicates an average content of 92.7 milligrams for 100 grams of fruit. If you eat one for breakfast, you'll cover the recommended intake of this nutrient for a day. Originally from China, the kiwi was imported into France for the first time in 1904. It is grown today in Aquitaine, the Midi and Rhône-Alpes.

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2. Papaya

Known in Europe since the 17th century, papaya is still largely shunned by French consumers. However, this exotic fruit contains 61.4 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 grams. Imported from French overseas territories, Brazil, Ivory Coast or Thailand, papaya is most often bought green. It takes on a yellow tint over one third of its surface when ready to eat. Make sure to store it at a temperature above 8 ° C.

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3. Orange

The third most consumed fruit by the French, orange is often cited as a priority as a bulwark against fatigue and winter affections. This is because citrus contains 57 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 grams. First cultivated in Asia, the orange was introduced to Europe by the Portuguese in the 15th century. Among its many followers, Louis XIV, who built an imposing orange grove at the Palace of Versailles.

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What is Vitamin C?

Particularly popular in winter, vitamin C is an excellent defense against viral and bacterial infections by helping to maintain the immune system.

It also protects the lining of blood vessels, helps form red blood cells and helps the body to assimilate iron.

During his evolution, humans have lost the ability to synthesize this vitamin. This is why it is essential to include it in your daily diet.

M.B.


Visual credits: Vitamin winter fruits: © Peangdao - stock.adobe.com Kiwi: © Nata Vkusidey - stock.adobe.com Papaya: © Jessmine - stock.adobe.com Orange: © Lisa870 - stock.adobe.com

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