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Vitamin C Rich recipes





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.

Citrus fruits like orange, sweet lime, guava, pineapple, lemon, berries 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 requirement.

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Recipe# 40748
11 Nov 08

 
Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Sprouted Moong Salad by Tarla Dalal
This is one of the most fabulous ways to consume sprouted moong. Teamed up with Vitamin C rich colourful capsicums, juicy zucchini and yummy apples, the fibre rich sprouts turn into a terrific treat for your taste buds. Apple adds a nice fruity note to the Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sprouted Moo ....
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Recipe# 4643
25 Jun 14

 
Lettuce, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil Dressing by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin C rich veggies like lettuce, capsicum,tomatoes and cucumber tossed together with an Italian basil dressing. But dress this salad just before serving to prevent the loss of vitamin C due to exposure of air.
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Recipe# 6223
13 Apr 17

 
Black Jamun Apple Drink 
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 ....
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Recipe# 2930
20 Aug 11

 
Strawberry Chickoo Shake 
by Tarla Dalal
Ah, this shake is just what you will need when you are too famished to cook, too nauseated to eat, but badly in need of a sumptuous snack. Chock-full of nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamin C and fibre too, this is as satiating as a snack can get. At the same time, the peppy flavour ....
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Recipe# 40075
23 Nov 15

 
Black Grape, Strawberry and Pineapple Juice by Tarla Dalal
The Black Grape, Strawberry and Pineapple Juice is a nice flavourful drink which you can enjoy at anytime of the day. As this juice is not strained, it also retains more fibre. The best part is that everybody can relish this vitamin C rich juice, and enjoy the benefits of a lovely skin and improved ....
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Recipe# 7442
12 Apr 15

 
Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad 
by Tarla Dalal
A healthier salad, the Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad is chock-full of the powerful vitamins A and C, which not only ward off the evils of pollution and stress, but also tone down the negative effects of high glucose levels. This healthy salad is also a treat to munch on, orange segments gives th ....
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Recipe# 40587
31 Dec 15

 
Melon and Black Grape Juice, Healthy Black Grape Juice by Tarla Dalal
Here's a happy purple coloured cleansing drink that will protect your skin from the harmful toxins and make it glow! Melons have high content of water and thus act as diuretic hydrating our body and eliminating toxins from our body. Besides melon's diuretic and cleansing power, its seeds are j ....
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Recipe# 39882
14 Mar 15

 
Papaya, Green Apple and Orange Smoothie by Tarla Dalal
A smoothie deserves to be called a meal in a glass, because it is not only satiating but by virtue of the fruits used, it also provides ample nutrition. This energy boosting Papaya, Green Apple and Orange Smoothie is rich in vitamins and fibre. While the fruits and curds energize you, the lingering, ....
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Recipe# 40444
25 Mar 16

 
Grapefruit and Green Apple Salad 
by Tarla Dalal
Juicy pink grapefruit and crunchy green apple are a pretty sight to behold, more so when speckled with chopped walnuts. Their flavours too complement each other beautifully, making this a salad you will really enjoy snacking on. The best part is that this tasty combo is also rich in fibre, which hel ....
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Recipe# 36141
25 Jun 14

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Lettuce and Apple Salad with Lemon Dressing ( Healthy Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Iron rich lettuce and celery teamed with crunchy apples to raise your haemoglobin levels. Being laced with a vitamin Crich lemondressing it helps to enhance the absorption of iron further.
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Recipe# 4645
25 Jun 14

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Fruit and Lettuce Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
A horde of delicious fruits mingle with fresh crunchy lettuce to provide not just a tasty salad, but one that overflows with nutrients such as vitamin C and fibre. A refreshing dressing that smartly combines the tanginess of lemon with the soothing sweetness of honey, makes every mouthful of this sa ....
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Recipe# 41014
11 Nov 08

 
Sweet Lime, Pomegranate and Apple Juice by Tarla Dalal
Fruits are one of the best snacks to munch on, when you are pregnant. They are crunchy, juicy and refreshing. But on days when you feel exhausted and do not even feel like munching on a bowlful of fruits, turn to this Sweet Lime, Pomegranate and Apple Juice to top up on essential nutrients, even tho ....
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Recipe# 40919
09 Jun 16

 
Peach Yogurt Smoothie, Good For Endurance Athletics by Tarla Dalal
Here is a luscious smoothie with the pleasant scent and fruity flavour of peaches. Yoghurt is an apt base for this mildly-flavoured fruit, and the combo needs just a dash of honey to improve the flavour. If the peaches are naturally sweet, you can even reduce the honey. Chia seeds, considered ....
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Recipe# 33464
01 Jan 01

 
Broccoli and Pear Juice 
by Tarla Dalal
In today’s hectic lifestyle, stress is one thing that haunts most people. Worries about office, about kids, family, finance, and what not cloud our minds, while lack of routine, exercise and relaxation stress out the body. A proper blend of diet, exercise and lifestyle changes is needed to beat stre ....
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