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Vitamin C Content of Conifers

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Eat pines, not pills!

While this list focuses on the leaves of conifers, vitamin C is also concentrated in the inner bark of many species (for example, eastern white pine inner bark at 100g contains approximately 200mg of vitamin C).

Vitamin C is prevalent year-round, though there is a trend of increasing content during the growing season for many conifers, with levels typically reaching their highest in the autumn months.

How do you prefer to get your vitamin C?

*Sources for this list include Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (2009), Canadian Medical Association Journal (1943), and Farmacia (2013).

Author: Adam

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