Simple Experiments; What Foods That Contain Vitamin C?

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Superb food is food with a well-balanced nutrient composition. Carbohydrates, protein, fruit, vegetables, and milk should all be included in daily meals. Vitamin C is one of the vitamins required to avoid becoming ill. What foods are high in vitamin C? This experiment can be used to determine the amount of vitamin C in food. Let’s find out!

Tools and Materials of What Foods That Contain Vitamin C?

  • At home, we have a wide variety of foods. Tomatoes, rice, wafers, carrots, bananas, and oranges were used in this experiments.
  • Betadine
  • Knife
  • Tray

Instruction for Use of What Foods That Contain Vitamin C?

  1. Prepare tools and materials
Simple Experiments; What Foods That Contain Vitamin C? 1
Step 1

2. Cut the fruit and wafers into smaller sizes

3. Arrange in a tray

4. Drop betadine on each food

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Step 4
  • Keep an eye on the changes.

Explanation of What Foods That Contain Vitamin C?

Betadine solution contains iodine ions which have a certain taste, color and odor. Vitamin C contains ascorbic acid. If these two substances meet, ascorbic acid will react to break down and absorb iodine ions so that the water that has been dropped with betadine will turn clear. This also applies to various types of food. The more vitamin C in a food, the faster the betadine droplets will turn clear. However, if the vitamin C content is low, the betadine drops will change color slowly and even not change.

The oranges and tomatoes that were exposed to betadine color change became clearer as a result of these experiments. This suggests that both of these foods are high in vitamin C. When it comes to other food elements, the color becomes more concentrated, indicating that there is no or very little vitamin C.

Safety Instructions What Foods That Contain Vitamin C?

If you’re going to use a sharp knife, ask your parents for help.

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