Vitamin C and Florida Orange Juice

A cup (250ml) of 100% orange juice is an excellent source of vitamin C, containing more than 100% of the recommended Daily Value.*

About 90% of the vitamin C we eat comes from fruit and vegetables.4 Oranges and 100% orange juice are one of the richest sources of vitamin C.10 Grapefruit juice, kale and kiwi are also excellent sources of vitamin C.

Why is Vitamin C Important?

Vitamin C is an antioxidant found in food.1 Think of antioxidants as little bodyguards in your body that reduces damage to your cells and tries to protect you from different types of diseases.

Vitamin C also helps build teeth, bones, cartilage and gums.1-5

According to the Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, vitamin C can help your body better absorb the iron from plant-based food2-5 and also helps regenerate vitamin E which is another antioxidant.2,4

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Fruit juice, such as Florida OJ, are reported to be the largest contributor of vitamin C in the diet.6

Through the Life Stages

Here’s why vitamin C is important at all life stages:

Kids, Teens &Young Adults

  • Vitamin C helps build teeth, bones, cartilage and gums
  • Vitamin C is a dietary antioxidant

Prenatal and Postnatal

  • Iron needs increase during pregnancy,2 and vitamin C may promote the absorption of plant-based iron when consumed together2-5
  • Vitamin C needs greatly increase during breastfeeding 2
  • Vitamin C intake by mothers may influence the amount of vitamin C in breast milk;7 for example, drinking 3-5 servings of 100% orange juice per week doubled breast milk vitamin C concentrations8


  • Vitamin C is an essential nutrient in an overall healthy diet
  • Vitamin C is a dietary antioxidant – that’s good news for staying healthy
  • Vitamin C needs increase during wound healing9

Learn more about the benefits Florida Orange Juice provides on the Nutrition Benefits page.

* Values based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrient values may vary based on manufacturer, brand, and product types.