Children up to the age of 12 require 20 mg of vitamin C per day and older children and adult 30 mg. Since fruit are usually eaten raw, they provide large amounts of vitamin C and are therefore a more reliable and convenient way of obtaining daily requirement of this important vitamin.
Diets with at least 200 mg of vitamin C from fruits were associated with lower risk of cancers, especially those of the oral cavity, esophagus, stock, colon and lung.
The skin of apples for instances, contains more vitamin C than the pulp.
Vitamin C in fruits