Everyone loves the creamy avocado. It seems like wherever you look nowadays, you can find some dish with avocado on the menu.
If you’re a regular avocado eater, you might be wondering: Do Avocados Contain Vitamin C?
Let’s find out!
Quick Answer: Yes, avocados do contain some Vitamin C, but they aren’t an excellent source when you compare their Vitamin C content to their caloric content. Compared to commonly known high Vitamin C foods like oranges, they are quite low in Vitamin C. However
Let’s go in-depth and find out a bit more…
How Much Vitamin C Do Avocados Have by Quantity?
- A regular 100 g avocado would have 167 kcal and 8.8 mg of Vitamin C.
- A single medium-sized avocado would have about 227.12 kcal and 12.0 mg of Vitamin C.
This means that for 1 kcal, you eat about 0.055 mg of Vitamin C.
Green-skinned avocados (otherwise known as Florida avocados) are different and are much lower in calories.
A 100 g of green-skin (Florida) avocados would equate to 120 kcal and 17.4 mg or 0.145 mg of Vitamin C per 1 kcal.
Are Avocados a Good Source of Vitamin C?
To find out if Avocados are a good source of Vitamin C – let’s compare them to oranges.
We discussed how for 1 calorie of avocados, you’d get around 0.055 mg of Vitamin C.
Compare this to an orange which gives you 1.13 mg of Vitamin C per 1 calorie.
If you wanted to get your daily value of 60 mg of Vitamin C you’d have to eat over 1,000 calories of Avocado which isn’t really sustainable and would cause a ton of weight gain.
Hey, I’m Joey. I’ve been cooking since I was a little kid and love everything about it. You can find my writing about food, kitchen appliances (such as blenders) and much more. Thanks for stopping by!