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Old 09-20-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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Vitamin c /nutrition question

I like to drink tomato juice and orange juice, because of cost i purchase the brands made from concentrate. Do they contain any vitamin C as often there is no mention on the carton.

Also i use tinned tomatoes for my chilli con carnes , is there any vitamin c left once i've cooked it for 90 minutes?


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Old 09-20-2010, 07:52 PM   #2
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Assuming it is a USA product and governed by the Nutrition labeling requirements, I would be very surprised if Vitamin C was not listed, though you may have to look farther down the list in smaller print.

I just pulled a can of Tomato Juice (made from concentrate) from my pantry and it shows Vitamin C = 100%

Vitamin C in your Chili Con Carne would be so diluted that it would probably be insignificant.

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Old 09-20-2010, 10:37 PM   #3
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It completely depends on your chili. I've seen home made chili recipes that produce up to 118 percent of the RDA for vitamin c. Wendy's chili, on the other hand, has a negligable amount of this water soluble vitamin.

If you add tomato to the chili, as well as sauce, and throw in healthy veggies, then chili can be a powerhouse of nutrition. Beans are an amazing food, and the cooked tomato is rich in Vitamin C and Lutien. Just don't water down the tomato sauce. Make your chili rich and thick. Add various peppers, again rich in vitamin C and a host of other nutrients. If you use hot peppers, the capsicum has cancer fighting properties, and other health benefits as well. Chili can be a super-food, nutritionally.

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