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As at 2005, the major source of antioxidants in the US diet is coffee, followed by tea, bananas and dried beans.


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vitamin C Food Sci.
Also known as ascorbic acid. It is a colorless crystalline, water-soluble chemical substance that is vital to human body. It is found in citrus fruits, green vegetables including tomatoes. Vitamin C is essential for the maintenance of healthy connective tissues such as forming collagen, a protein that gives structure to bones, cartilage and blood vessels. It is also important in antioxidant and immune system functions. Deficiency of the vitamin can lead to scurvy, a disease characterized by defective connective tissue, resulting in bleeding gums and loss of teeth.

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