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Last Updated : Mar 16,2018
What is Copper?
Copper is an essential trace mineral. Approx. 110 to 130 mg of copper is found in a an adult human body tissues, most profoundly in liver followed by heart, brain, kidney and skeletal muscles.
7 Key roles of copper in the body…
1. Energy production
2. Help in growth
3. Together with iron it helps in formation of RBC (red blood cells)
4. Collagen formation in the skin and bones
5. Normal functioning of the nervous system
6. Build immune system
7. Act as antioxidant to fight free radicals
Causes of copper deficiency
• Genetic defect of copper metabolism
• Poor absorption
• Some other conditions of Nervous system
Outcomes of copper deficiency
• Neurological impairment causing Alzheimer’s Disease
• Bone fractures
• Loss of skin pigmentation
• Cardiovascular complications in some
• Neutropenia, a deficiency of white blood cells (neutrophils) which help fight infection
How much do I need?
The RDA (recommended Dietary Allowance) for copper for an adult human being is around 2 mg / day.
Top 15 Vegetarian Food Sources of Copper
Benefit from the goodness of these ingredients by cooking our tried and tested delicious recipes shared here.
Happy & Healthy Cooking!!
30 Apr 18
Bajra Onion Muthia, Bajra Onion Kadhai Muthia by Tarla Dalal
While muthias can be prepared in varied methods ranging from baking and deep-frying to steaming, you will find that cooking them in a kadhai is not only convenient but also gives them a richer flavour and wonderful texture. Here we show you how to make amazing Bajra Onion Muthias using a non-stick k ....
12 Mar 18
Til Chikki by Tarla Dalal
A nutritious treat for to-be moms, as the winning combo of sesame seeds and jaggery gives a good boost of iron, which is required to maintain healthy haemoglobin levels.
Pop a Til Chikki into your mouth whenever you feel nauseous, and you are sure to feel better instantly. When making this chikk ....
23 Sep 13
Tendli Cashewnut by Tarla Dalal
Both tendli and cashewnuts are favourites along the south-western coastal regions of india, especially in mangalore. Tendli cashewnut is an interesting subzi that combines both. Simply flavoured with just a seasoning of mustard seeds and red chillies, this recipe ensures that all the focus is on the ....
30 Mar 18
Barley and Moong Dal Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Life can be tough without comforting khichdi to keep you company! One of the homeliest of meals, khichdi is satiating and soothing to the palate.
Here’s an innovative twist, we have used fibre-rich barley to make this khichdi. A good replacement for rice, barley combines very well with moong d ....
26 Mar 18
21 Jan 09
Rajma Kebab (100 Calorie Snacks) by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 2 kebabs
let us get out of the clichéd notion that tasty snacks are fat-laden. Here is a low-fat version of the famous rajma kebab made within minutes in your own kitchen with minimal oil. With green chillies, ginger and garam masala to impart a lip-smack ....
09 Jan 17
Barley Feta and Spinach Salad, Healthy Salad by Tarla Dalal
Salads are a boon for health conscious people. Easy and quick to make, they are tasty and bursting with good health. A scrumptious salad like the Barley Feta and Spinach Salad is filling enough to make a healthy snack.
Cooked barley is combined with feta cheese cubes, juicy greens and crunchy ve ....
26 Mar 18
Kulith Salad, Protein Rich Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Kulith salad, the nutrient content and digestibility of pulses increase manifold when sprouted. It is not surprising then, that the protein-rich horse gram is used in the sprouted form in this recipe.
Paneer adds to the protein content, while tomatoes, green chillies and coriander give the sal ....
15 Oct 15
Urad Dal and Vegetable Appe by Tarla Dalal
Urad dal, generally the basic ingredient for vadas, takes on the form of appe in this delicious recipe!
A batter of soaked urad is perked up with spice powders and grated veggies before being cooked in an appe mould till crisp and golden in colour.
Since this irresistible Urad Dal and Ve ....
11 Jan 16
Soya Poha by Tarla Dalal
An interesting variant of the ever-popular Maharashtrian
snack, here the poha is prepared with nutritious soya granules. While the Soya Poha tastes very similar to regular poha with the crunch of onions and the tang of lemon, it gives you the added benefits ....
23 Jul 09
Bajra Methi Khakhras by Tarla Dalal
Wholesome khakhras of bajra and whole wheat flour perked up with fenugreek leaves, green chilli paste, and so on, this snack is a perfect accompaniment for tea. The bitterness of methi is surprisingly very pleasant in this creation. It makes you smack your lips and reach for another khakhra! You can ....
11 Jun 12
Cucumber Salad with Cashewnuts ( Soups and Salads Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
An unusual salad in terms of the ingredients used, and the seasonings added to it. Crunchy cucumber and snappy cashewnuts make a wonderful combination and it is mixed in with coriander, lemon juice, soya sauce, sugar and chilli for a hot-sweet flavour. Roast the cashews before using them in the sala ....
16 Mar 18
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