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Are apples considered a good source of vitamin C?

Q: Why are apples not listed as a good source of vitamin C in your list of fruits and vegetables?

A: Apples are an excellent source of dietary fiber, containing 20% of the daily value of fiber.  They contain 8% of the daily value (DV), or recommended daily intake, of vitamin C.  A food is determined to be a “good” source of a nutrient when it contains between 10-19% of the DV of that nutrient.  A food is an “excellent” source of a nutrient when it contains at least 20% of the DV.

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