Vitamin C in Orange Chocolate vs Orange Fruit

Eleanor DAVIES


This paper investigates the vitamin C in a Lindt chocolate orange bar compared with the vitamin C in an average California Valencia orange. A Lindt chocolate orange bar contains 2.38 g of orange, meaning that 76 bars would have to be eaten to consume the same amount of vitamin C as an average orange. The paper also looks at the effects of eating both 76 chocolate bars and 76 oranges. It was found that eating 76 chocolate bars would exceed the daily intake of sugar by 35 times and eating 76 oranges would increase the pH of the stomach from 2 to 1.7.


Health; Biology; Chemistry; Nutrition; Vitamin; Acidity

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