Vitamin C content of local Thai fresh vegetables for the imm | 88204
An International Journal

Agricultural and Biological Research

ISSN - 0970-1907
RNI # 24/103/2012-R1


Vitamin C content of local Thai fresh vegetables for the immune system body and antioxidants

Theeranat Suwanaruang*

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a vitamin that the body human needs. It contributes to the strengthening of immunity, anti-radicals, free and helps to nourish the skin. Vitamin C can be obtained from general vegetables and fruits. The objective of this research was to determine the amount of vitamin C in local Thai fresh vegetables. Using samples of vegetables popularly consumed by Kalasin people in Kalasin Province, the following vegetables were selected: eggplant, kajon flowers, lettuce, butterfly pea flowers, acacia, spinach and zucchini. Fresh vegetables contain vitamin C and vegetables contain 130 mg/kg, 340 mg/kg, 350 mg/kg, 340 mg/kg, 440 mg/kg, 490 mg/kg and 140 mg/kg respectively.

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