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Last Updated : Sep 11,2018



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Vitamin C Rich Recipes, Meals High in Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is dominant in fresh fruits and vegetables. It is a water-soluble vitamin which has a prominent role in our body. Being water soluble, the excess amounts of this vitamin leaves our body by way of urine. Hence a constant supply of Vitamin C through diet is very crucial. We show you meals high in Vitamic C. 

The most important function of Vitamin C is its immune fighting effect. It forms an important defense against cold and cough. As a powerful antioxidant, it can neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals formed in our body due to stress and pollution, which play a role in ageing, heart diseases and cancer.

Meals high in Vitamin C are also needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It forms an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. It helps to heal wounds and form scar tissue as well as repair and maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth. Bleeding gums is one of the symptom of vitamin C deficiency. Lastly, vitamin C is also important in the absorption of iron.

5 Reasons to have Vitamin C

  5 Reasons to have Vitamin C
1. Defence against cough and colds.
2. Powerful Antioxidant.
3. Growth and repair to tissues.
4. Heals wounds.
5. Important for absorption of Iron.

 

5 Reasons to have Vitamin C

Vitamin C Rich Foods

Citrus fruits like Orange, Sweet Lime, Guava, Pineapple, lemon, blue berry, raspberry, strawberry etc. and Veggies like Capsicum, Broccoli, cabbage and a few greens are a rich source of Vitamin C and form an important part of having recipes high in Vitamic C . In this section you will learn about cooking with this vitamin C rich ingredients.

Vitamin C  is also a volatile nutrient so a part of it is lost on exposure to air. Hence to benefit the maximum from this nutrient, these fruits and veggies are best cut and chopped just before use and these dishes are should be served immediately. Cooking also leads to loss of Vitamin C. Hence salads, cold soups and juices are the best way to get this vitamin.

Broccoli and Pear Juice, Orange and Mint Juice, Peach Yogurt Smoothie, Cabbage Carrot and Lettuce Salad and Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Sprouted Moong Salad are a few recipes that form a part of vitamin C recipes here. Go ahead and try these simple recipes to make up for your daily.

Vitamin C Recommended Daily Allowance

Group RDA for Vitamin C
Men 40 mg / day
Women 40 mg / day
Pregnancy 40 mg / day
Lactation 80 mg /day
Kids less than 1 year 25 mg / day

If you like this article on High Vitamin C Recipes, then you will enjoy the below articles on Vitamin C rich recipes.

1. Vitamin C Rich Juices

2. Vitamin C Rich Salads

3. Vitamin C Rich Smoothies and Milkshakes


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How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
27 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Karela Juice is a boon for those with diabetes, because the high dose of insulin and other anti-diabetic substances in the karela plant help to control blood sugar levels! It is suggested that diabetic people have it first thing in the morning on an ....
Beet and Garlic Salad Recipe, Fibre Rich
Recipe# 42159
15 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is a bit different from the usual salads , because it brings together two different ingredients. While beetroot is often added as part of other salads, not many people think of it or of garlic as key salad ingredients. In this recipe, however, the ....
Grilled Zucchini and Carrots
Recipe# 42335
24 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Hungry kya? Try this instant snack instead of reaching out to junk foods. Grilled Zucchini and Carrots is an elegantly flavoured and healthy snack that cooks instantly. A simple snack of veggies drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with sea-salt and pepper, this is a good way to benefit from the ....
Carrot, Tomato and Beetroot Juice
Recipe# 39018
26 Nov 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This low-calorie combination of easily available carrot, tomato and beetroot provides large doses of fibre and vitamin a, and is a perfect way to kick start the day! the lovely colour makes it especially appealing to kids.
Carrot and Red Pepper Juice
Recipe# 39020
26 Nov 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Drink your vegetables for a change! In addition to tasting great, this melange of carrot, capsicum and tomatoes will do great things for your eyesight. Vitamin c-rich capsicum will also help build immunity and ease stress before you set out for the day.
Black Jamun Apple Drink
Recipe# 6223
31 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A filling and tasty drink made with an unusual combination of ingredients, the Black Jamun Apple Drink is a must-try recipe in the summer, when black jamun is in season. This unique drink is not strained, nor is any extra sodium introduced into it, as we have not used any chaat masala or black s ....
Quinoa Red Chawli Leaves Khakhra
Recipe# 42591
24 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Well, you’re sure to have tasted plain whole wheat flour khakhras as well as those perked up with ingredients like cumin, garlic, fenugreek leaves etc. Here is a healthy and tasty khakhra that’s mind-bogglingly unique. Made of a mix of flours includi ....
Oatmeal Almond Milk with Oranges, Healthy Breakfast
Recipe# 42153
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Oatmeal Almond Milk with Oranges is not a typical breakfast. It is a meal-in-a-jar that is unbelievably easy to make but exceptionally nutritious too! All you need to do is put all the ingredients into a jar, give it a shake and stow it into the fridge. After it sits there for a few hours, i ....
Jowar Kale Palak Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad
Recipe# 42308
26 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This super-duper lunch salad, loaded with the goodness of millets, veggies and greens, is bound to gain you lots of compliments and enthuse your colleagues also to make a healthy shift towards salad lunches ! An exciting medley of jowar, kale le ....
Mango, Banana and Spinach Smoothie Bowl
Recipe# 42534
11 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Watch how the sweetness of bananas and the captivating taste of mangoes combine with the humble but nutritious spinach to make an awesomely thick
Pomegranate Juice, Recipe for Kidney Stone Patients
Recipe# 42507
25 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Freshness is the hallmark of a good juice, and nothing can match the unadulterated freshness of this Pomegranate Juice. Untouched by other flavouring substances, this juice gives you an opportunity to experience and relish the pure taste of fresh and juicy pomegranate, while also reaping its heal ....
Lettuce and Paneer Salad in Sesame Dressing
Recipe# 39380
25 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The seasoning has the power to make or break a creation! Here, see how a calcium-rich sesame seeds add to not just the flavour but also the nutrient content of a salad. The main ingredients in the Lettuce and Paneer Salad in Sesame Dressing are all rich in calcium, so much so that this salad straigh ....
Palak Raita Or How To Make Spinach Raita Recipe
Recipe# 37297
11 Sep 18

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
This smashingly tasty Palak Raita will steal your heart with its simple yet rustic flavour. The contrast of dark green against the light colour of curds is a treat to behold too. Just ensure that you refrigerate the raita for at least half an hour, and till serving time, so that the palak remains cr ....
Beetroot, Peppers, Carrot Healthy Salad for Work
Recipe# 42344
26 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A splash of colours and vibrant flavours, this salad is a real delight to munch on. Enjoyed as a lunch in the afternoon, it is sure to reboot your day and make you feel positively charged! The Beetroot, Peppers, Carroty Healthy Salad for Work is loaded with multi-textured ingredients with awesom ....
Strawberry Steel Cut Oats with Tea Masala
Recipe# 42400
24 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chai Masala, with its well-balanced mix of spicy notes, is ideal to flavour many dishes, not just tea! This Strawberry Steel Cut Oats with Tea Masala is an example that proves our point. Here, the oats is perked up with chai masala and a dash of vanilla, sweetened mildly with maple syrup. With t ....
Halim Recipe, Garden Cress, Best Source Of Iron
Recipe# 42357
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s an easy and tasty way to top-up your iron reserves using garden cress seeds. Garden cress seeds or halim is a tiny treasure trove of nutrients. It is loaded with iron, and is also an excellent source of folic acid,
Amla Ginger Juice
Recipe# 42361
09 Jan 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There are two categories of people – those who love amla and those who can’t stand it! This is due to the unique flavour of amla. However, Ayurveda insists on having amla especially for this reason. It has a unique combination of flavours not found in any other food, and it can help to detoxify ....
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a cool and healthy cleanser to start your day with. The lemon in this dark green juice helps to retain the colour and enhance the absorption of iron in it. The greens and the jal jeera powder together are ideal for stimulating the digestive system and replacing the lost minerals. Digest ....
Red Capsicum Carrot and Apple Juice
Recipe# 40846
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This attractive orange-coloured juice is a pleasure to behold, and even more of a treat to the palate! A smart combination of fruits and veggies gives this Red Capsicum, Carrot and Apple Juice a vibrant flavour. The low-calorie red capsicum gives this juice a unique flavour that is mildly spic ....
Vegan Healthy Lunch Salad, Office Salad
Recipe# 42246
28 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Break away from carrying conventional lunches to work, and go for some healthy salads instead! A lunch salad is not only crunchy and tasty but also very satiating – to be a meal by itself. You can carry the salad and dressing separately and toss them together just before eating your lunch. This ....
Strawberry Oatmeal Curd Smoothie, Healthy Smoothie
Recipe# 42341
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A good smoothie made with the right ingredients is nothing short of nectar! Instead of loading the smoothie with ice-cream and other fat-laden ingredients, go for one made of oats and curds, perked up with fruits. Fibre-rich oats adds volume to the smoothie and gives it a lusciously thick mouth- ....
Amla Sabji, Indian Gooseberry  Accompaniment
Recipe# 42343
11 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Come winter, the market is flooded with amla. Most people make it into pickles, while others explore newer ways of consuming it like juices or chutneys. Have you ever thought of making a subzi with this vitamin C rich fruit? Amla is a very beneficial berry, with anti-inflammatory properties. ....
Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey
Recipe# 42215
26 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Some veggies and fruits make very tempting and satiating snacks because they have a wonderful taste and texture, especially when laced with tangy and spicy sauces and seasonings. Here, we have made one such snack with Brussels sprouts. The Brussels sprouts are seasoned with salt and pepper, bake ....
Homemade Orange Juice, Made in Hopper, Vitamin C Rich
Recipe# 42292
19 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There is nothing as pristine and soulful as 100 per cent pure, unsweetened juice, made by you in your own kitchen! And such juices can be addictive, to the extent that you will never buy packaged juices from the shop again. Most fruits, including orange, are best had fresh in fruit form itself, ....
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