Lemons are good dietary sources of vitamin C. Just a lemon can provide half of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. You can add lemon juice or peel to your favorite food recipes to significantly increase the vitamin C content of the meal.
How much vitamin C in a lemon?
We can boost our daily vitamin C intake by consuming lemons or adding lemon juice to food recipes.
Lemons contain 53 mg of vitamin C per 100g. That’s 59% of the Daily Value. Moreover, a lemon can provide half of the recommended daily intake:
- small lemon contains 31 mg of vitamin C, or 34% of the DV
- large lemon contains 45 mg of vitamin C, or 50% of the DV
A slice of lemon has about 4 mg of vitamin C.
Is lemon juice high in vitamin C?
Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C as well. Lemon juice contains 39 mg of vitamin C per 100 mL, or 43% of the DV. Just a small serving of a fl oz of lemon juice provides 12 mg of vitamin C, or 13% of the DV.
You can drink warm water with lemon juice in the morning or right before bed. Lemon juice helps burn fat, prevents the formation of wrinkles, and protects from oxidative stress!
You can add lemon juice to your favorite recipes, smoothies, or tea.
Don’t throw away the lemon peel of organic lemons. Actually, the skin of lemons is the richest part in vitamin C. Lemon peel has 129 mg of vitamin C per 100g. Just a tbsp of lemon peel contains up to 8 mg of vitamin C, which is 10% of the DV. A tablespoon contains the peel of a medium lemon.
Keep in mind that other lemon products, such as lemon pie or lemon pudding, contains no vitamin C. Vitamin C is pretty vulnerable to heat.
Moreover, you could sprinkle lemon juice on iron-rich foods, such as beans. Vitamin C increases iron absorption.
Moreover, lemon juice is ideal for weight loss. It’s pretty low in calories and sugars. Even people with diabetes and people on keto can drink lemon juice.