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Vitamin C Rich recipes


Last Updated : Mar 22,2018



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Vitamin C Rich Recipes, Indian Foods

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.

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. It is 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. In this section you will learn about cooking with this vitamin C rich ingredients. This 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

 


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Recipe# 42507
22 Mar 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 ....
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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 ....
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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 ....
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Recipe# 37297
17 Jul 12

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 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 ....
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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 ....
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Recipe# 42400
26 Mar 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 ....
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Recipe# 42357
12 Apr 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,
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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 ....
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Recipe# 6227
14 Apr 18

 
 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 ....
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Recipe# 40846
05 Apr 18

 
 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 ....
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Recipe# 42246
26 Mar 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 ....
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Recipe# 42341
03 Jan 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- ....
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Recipe# 22796
14 Apr 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Palak or saag is one of the favourite leafy vegetables in north Indian households. They use the versatile palak in a variety of preparations such as raita, gravy and even kofta!
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Recipe# 42335
05 Apr 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 ....
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