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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, 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 requirement.
|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
21 Nov 17
Healthy Vegetable and Sprouts Lunch Salad by Tarla Dalal
Treat yourself to this tasty and healthful salad, which is satiating enough to have for lunch
From sprouted moong and cooked masoor to greens and veggies like peppers, zucchini and pumpkin, this Healthy Vegetable and Sprouts Lunch Salad bri ....
10 Jan 17
Tabbouleh, Lebanese Tabbouleh by Tarla Dalal
Tabbouleh is a popular Middle Eastern vegetarian recipe, made by tossing together veggies like tomatoes and onions with herbs and lemon juice.
A seasoning of freshly ground black pepper enhances the flavours of all the other ingredients making this salad super tasty. Sometimes, cooked broken whe ....
16 Nov 17
Vegan Healthy Lunch Salad, Office Salad 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 ....
13 Oct 17
Roasted Bell Peppers, Healthy Accompaniment by Tarla Dalal
Bell peppers have the benefit of being both healthy and tasty – a rare combination! They have a zingy taste, which boosts the flavour of any dish, as well as a nice crunchy mouth-feel.
While they can be added to any salad
23 Oct 17
Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad by Tarla Dalal
This is a crunchy, colourful and healthy salad that you can have any time, and even carry to work in the lunch box!
Coloured capsicum, onion and lettuce are loaded with antioxidants, which help build our immune system and fight various diseases. Their peppy flavour and crunchy texture also help ....
17 Oct 17
Rajma Vegetable Healthy Lunch Salad, One Dish Meal by Tarla Dalal
Occasionally, all of us feel like skipping our regular staples and opting for a salad lunch instead. With health-consciousness on the rise, some people are even doing it on a regular basis.
The Rajma Vegetable Healthy Lunch Salad is one such one-dish meal, which is so tasty that you will not mis ....
01 Jul 05
Fresh Ginger Pickle by Tarla Dalal
Monsoon is the perfect time of year to make this, as the ginger is tender and at its aromatic best.
11 Oct 17
Anti- Cancer and Anti- Inflammation Spinach Juice by Tarla Dalal
Some foods are so easy to make yet so beneficial, you feel like saying – oh, why didn’t I know about this earlier! Well, the Anti-cancer and Anti-inflammation Spinach Juice is a perfect example.
An apt blend of ingredients like spinach and tomatoes gives it a nice taste and consistency, while at ....
09 Oct 17
Oatmeal Almond Milk with Oranges, Healthy Breakfast 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 ....
17 Jul 12
Palak Paneer 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!
14 Mar 16
Kidney Bean Salad, Mexican Kidney Bean Salad by Tarla Dalal
A yummy salad with an interesting assortment of ingredients, which offer a mix-and-match of multiple textures and flavours. The succulence of cooked kidney beans, the juiciness of tomatoes, the crunch of onions and spring onions, all come together to delight your palate.
A pungent, lemony dres ....
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.
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 ....
04 Nov 16
Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes by Tarla Dalal
The Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes is a vibrant gastronomic treat, that is visually very appealing too. The bowl features a splash of colours like green and red, and a burst of flavours from black salt, onions and tomatoes.
The raita is so simple to make, yet tastes very refreshing. It has ....
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