Vitamin C is a vital nutrient we can’t do without. The body cannot make it or store it, so it’s important to include vitamin C regularly in your diet. While scurvy is thought of as a thing of the past, it can still be found in today’s refugee camps where people don’t have access to fresh fruit and vegetables. While the body needs vitamin C for healthy function of the tendons, ligaments, skin and small blood vessels, it’s probably best known as a boost to the immune system.
You’re probably already growing plants that contain vitamin C, such as capsicum, chillies, cauliflower and cabbage, but you can also grow plants that have higher concentrations, and you can turn these foods into powders, tinctures or tonics to keep at the ready.