Apple Pie High in Vitamin C?

A baked apple pie sold at health food stores shows 160% DV for vitamin C on the nutrition panel for one slice.


The only ingredient listed for these pies that contains vitamin C is apples. Apples are not a good source of vitamin C, and when cooked they contain almost none (most of the vitamin C is destroyed by the heat of cooking). It is impossible for this product to contain 160% of the DV for vitamin C (approx. 96 mg) in one small slice of pie. Even a fresh navel orange, which is an excellent source of vitamin C, doesn’t have that much vitamin C. This error is most likely due to someone using nutrition software who is unfamiliar with the nutrition content of foods and/or with the effects of cooking and processing on nutrients.

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