1. Health
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

How Many Servings for a Day's Worth of Vitamin C?


Updated June 10, 2014

Written or reviewed by a board-certified physician. See About.com's Medical Review Board.

2 of 8

Vitamin C in Orange Juice
Orange Juice and Vitamin C

Orange juice is rich in vitamin C.

Joe Biafore

One eight-ounce glass of orange juice contains 97 mg vitamin C, so it only takes one serving to get a day's worth of vitamin C for both men and women. The same amount of fresh-squeezed orange juice has even more vitamin C -- as much as 125 mg. Eight ounces of orange juice also has 122 calories and 47 micrograms (mcg) of folate.

Orange juice is by far and away the most popular form of oranges, but they're great as a sweet treat and can be used in cooking. Here are some of my favorite ways to use oranges:


United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. "Orange juice, frozen concentrate, unsweetened, diluted with 3 volume water." Accessed October 22, 2010. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search//.

  1. About.com
  2. Health
  3. Nutrition
  4. Vitamins and Minerals
  5. Deficiencies and Toxicities
  6. How Many Servings for a Day's Worth of Vitamin C?

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.