Which Berry Has the Most Vitamin C? 17 Berries, Ranked.

Fresh black currants in a white bowl on a wooden platter, surrounded by green leaves.
Black Currants

Berries are a great source of vitamin C, an essential vitamin. In fact, some berry varieties have more vitamin C per serving than oranges. But which one is the highest? The berry with the most vitamin C per 100-gram serving is the black currant, which has 181 mg. Compare this to an orange, which has 59.1 mg, or about 1/3 that of black currants.

Here is the vitamin C content for all berries with available data, ranked in order from highest vitamin C content to lowest, per 100 mg serving:

  1. Black Currant, 181 mg (200% DV*)
  2. Cloudberry, 158 mg (176% DV)
  3. Strawberry, 58.8 mg (65% DV)
  4. Goji Berry/Wolfberry, 48.4 mg (54% DV)
  5. Red Currant, 41 mg (46% DV)
  6. Mulberry, 36.4 mg (36.4% DV)
  7. Elderberry, 36 mg (40% DV)
  8. Gooseberry/Amla (dried), 27.7 mg (31% DV)
  9. Raspberry (red), 26.2 mg (29% DV)
  10. Blackberry, 21 mg (23% DV)
  11. Chokeberry/Aronia, 21 mg (23% DV)
  12. Blueberry (wild), 18.3 mg (20% DV)
  13. Cranberry (raw), 14 mg (16% DV)
  14. Blueberry (cultivated), 9.7 mg (11% DV)
  15. Acai (puree), 9.6 mg (11% DV)
  16. Boysenberry (frozen), 3.1 mg (3% DV)
  17. Huckleberry/Bilberry (dried), 2.8. mg (3% DV)

You also might be interested in my article on what the overall healthiest berry is, based on its total nutrient content, including antioxidants.

Commonly Available Berries Highest in Vitamin C

3 fresh strawberries close up in a small glass bowl.

Since many of the berries highest in vitamin C are not easy to find in the average Walmart or Target grocery store, here is the same information filtered to show just the easier-to-find berries. In this smaller list, strawberries come out on top with the highest levels of vitamin C.

  1. Strawberry, 58.8 mg (65% DV)
  2. Raspberry (red), 26.2 mg (29% DV)
  3. Blackberry, 21 mg (23% DV)
  4. Blueberry (cultivated), 9.7 mg (11% DV)

Vitamin C Comparison of Berries in Alphabetical Order

Here is the same information in alphabetical order:

Per 100 gramsVitamin C
Acai (puree)9.611
Blueberry (cultivated)9.711
Blueberry (wild)18.320
Boysenberry (frozen)3.13
Cranberry (raw)1416
Currant (black)181200
Currant (red)4146
Goji Berry/Wolfberry (dried)48.454
Gooseberry/Amla (dried)27.731
Huckleberry/Bilberry (dried)2.83
Raspberry (red)26.229

Source: USDA FoodData

* https://www.fda.gov/food/new-nutrition-facts-label/daily-value-new-nutrition-and-supplement-facts-labels

Where to Find Black Currants

Fresh black currants are hard to find in U.S. stores. You can buy them on amazon freeze-dried here, or dried like raisins here. This tart fruit is delicious in jams–here is one on amazon that I like that is organic and lower in added sugar.

Summing it Up

To recap, the black currant is the berry highest in vitamin C. Since this isn’t easy to find in grocery stores, choose strawberries for the highest vitamin C among the more commonly available berries.

You might be interested in what fruit has the most vitamin C. Read it here.

Learn here how to store all types of fruits and veggies here, for maximum freshness.

Did you know fruit contains protein? Find out which types have the most here.

Vicki Spellman

Vicki Spellman is a certified Holistic Nutritionist (AFPA) and Senior VP at a large healthcare communications firm.

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