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Vitamin C and Iron

Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron. This is especially important when iron intake is based purely on plant-based foods which contain non-heme iron, which is somewhat more difficult for the body to absorb than the animal-based heme variant.

Vitamin C also supports the normal function of the immune system, contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin and the normal functioning of the nervous system.

Below you can find examples of foods that are high in Vitamin C, and their respective concentration per 100gr.


Guavas: 228.3 mg

Bell peppers: 127.7 mg

Kiwi: 92.7 mg

Strawberries: 58.8 mg

Orange: 53.2 mg

Papaya: 60.9 mg

Broccoli: 89.2 mg

Kale: 120 mg

Snow peas: 60 mg


It’s always best to get your body’s nutrients from a healthy and balanced diet, but if you need a little extra help then supplementation may be a good option. Spatone® Iron-Rich Water  helps ensure you get your daily iron requirement.