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Vitamin C Rich recipes


Last Updated : May 18,2018



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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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Black Jamun Apple Drink
Recipe# 6223
24 Jun 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 ....
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
26 Jun 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 ....
Palak Paneer
Recipe# 22796
25 Jun 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!
Quinoa Red Chawli Leaves Khakhra
Recipe# 42591
21 Jun 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 ....
Pomegranate Juice, Recipe for Kidney Stone Patients
Recipe# 42507
16 Aug 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 ....
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 ....
Palak Raita Or How To Make Spinach Raita Recipe
Recipe# 37297
31 May 18

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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 ....
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
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 ....
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 ....
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