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Mercadona bets on a new variety of vitamin


The vitamin C It is one of the most important nutrients for Healthdue to the functions it performs in the organismhow to strengthen the immune system or offer benefits for the condition of the skin or protect cells against oxidative damage.

Likewise, this vitamin helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue, improves the absorption of iron by the body, favors normal nerve function and also allows an adequate metabolism, among other benefits.

In this sense, there is a wide variety of foods that contain vitamin C, which can help increase the levels of this nutrient; although mainly citrus fruits and vegetables stand out.

New variety of vitamin C in Mercadona

In this sense, one of the most important foods for its vitamin C content is orange and tangerine. Two citrus fruits always associated with this vitamin because they contain a significant amount in their composition.

Mercadona tangerines
Mercadona tangerines

Generally, for every 100 grams of orange we obtain about 53.2 mg of vitamin C; while for every 100 grams of tangerine we obtain 26.2 mg of this nutrient.

Thus, Mercadona begins this Friday, October 8, the citrus campaign of national origin with the Oronules mandarin and will add the different varieties that it offers to customers during the current month in all its supermarkets.

With all this, the company plans to buy more than 200,000 tons of oranges and mandarins in 2021. Mercadona plans to buy more than 200,000 tons of oranges and mandarins in 2021.

Specifically, the largest volume will be oranges with 170,000 tons, while mandarins will reach 45,000 tons. Therefore, it is a new option for consumers to incorporate vitamin C into their diet.

Finally, from the company they explain that the oranges will be sold both in bulk and in 3 to 5 kilo meshes. On the other hand, mandarins will be available in meshes of 1 and 2 kilos; in addition to also having the tangerine with leaf. The different varieties come from the Valencian Community, Andalusia, the Region of Murcia, Catalonia and the Canary Islands.

Other fruits with high nutritional value

An adult person needs to consume around 90 mg of vitamin C per day. Therefore, taking about 200 grams of orange would already exceed the sufficient dose established as necessary for the body to function properly.

However, although the association of vitamin C with oranges is practically traditional, there are a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that provide more of this nutrient to the body.

One of them is the kiwi, which for every 100 grams of food provides 92.7 mg of vitamin C and more than covers the daily needs of an adult person.

Another clear example is red pepper, which provides up to 150 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams of food. But in addition, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, parsley or guava also stand out.

On the other hand, in addition to food, it is also possible to increase the levels of this vitamin through the intake of supplements. However, before starting a treatment of this type, it is advisable to consult a medical specialist beforehand.

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