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Vitamin C Rich recipes


Last Updated : May 28,2019



विटामिन C युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Vitamin C Rich recipes in Hindi)
વિટામિન સી યુક્ત આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Vitamin C Rich recipes in Gujarati)

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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Garlicky Cabbage and Spinach Salad
Recipe# 40486
11 Jan 11

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by Tarla Dalal
A combination of red and regular cabbages gives this Garlicky Cabbage and Spinach Salad an appealing countenance with contrasting colours, which is further accentuated by shredded spinach. Grated carrot adds a mild sweetness to this salad, while walnuts impart a salty nuttiness that you are sure to ....
Pineapple Celery Juice ( Cooking with 1 Tsp Oil)
Recipe# 3960
31 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Regale your senses with the fresh scents and peppy flavours of pineapple and celery, highlighted with a pinch of black salt! Pineapple gives this fibre-laden drink loads of iron and a good dose of vitamin C too, which improves the absorption of iron by your body. Celery contributes vitamin A t ....
Melon Refresher
Recipe# 35087
18 Oct 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is very important to keep your body hydrated as it makes you look and feel really good. You will enjoy the energetic feeling, the supple skin and glow on your face! And staying hydrated can also be fun with fruity recipes like this. The Melon Refresher makes use of the right combination of fr ....
Sweet  Lime and Kiwi Juice
Recipe# 1330
23 Nov 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The intelligent combination of sweet and sour fruits makes a great drink without the need for sugar! We have also added a dash of soaked garden cress seeds to the Sweet Lime and Kiwi Juice for that extra iron boost. The iron content of the seeds gets absorbed very well thanks to the vitamin C contri ....
Sprouts, Spring Onion and Tomato Salad
Recipe# 2957
07 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Quick, easy and tasty too – what a combination! The best part is that this Sprouts, Spring Onion and Tomato Salad has as much nutritional appeal too, making it a must-have in the preconception period and first trimester. Tangy and crunchy, it is an excellent source of folic acid, iron and protein. T ....
Spinach and Mint Juice
Recipe# 32983
27 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Put the excitement back into your day with this punch-packed Spinach and Mint Juice. Full of vitamin A and iron, this drink is also reinforced with lemon juice, which not only imparts a nice tanginess but also improves the absorption of iron. Coriander and jal jeera powder lend a masaledar touch mak ....
Oats and Roasted Capsicum Soup
Recipe# 7437
12 Apr 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Bright red and flavourful, this soup is ideal for diabetics. Capsicum contains vitamin A and folic acid, an antioxidant that helps to fight the free radicals that otherwise attack healthy cells and lead to complications. Oats being high in fibre helps to lower blood glucose levels. A soup of the duo ....
Muskmelon and Mint Juice
Recipe# 39017
26 Nov 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin a-rich muskmelon and mint leaves combine beautifully in this wholesome juice. High levels of antioxidants and immunity-boosting elements make it ideal for kids and adults alike.
Cucumber Pineapple Salad ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33462
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Cucumber pineapple salad, light meals to feel light and healthy! all the ingredients used provide nutrients like protein, vitamin c, iron, vitamin e, a potent antioxidant to fight free radicals produced due to stress. Stress may affect overall health hence these nutrients fight it all to keep you.
Lettuce, Bean Sprouts and Broccoli Salad
Recipe# 3533
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Earthy broccoli florets, iceberg lettuce and crispy celery stalks in combination with bean sprouts provide a wonderful array of flavours to delight the palate and also provide a wealth of nutrients. The puréed melon adds volume to the dressing making it creamier and of a coating consistency to flavo ....
Calci Mix in A Glass, Calcium Rich Carrot Spinach and Tomato Juice
Recipe# 6230
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Wave goodbye to your worries of weak bones and tooth decay with this “calcium in a glass”! Overflowing with instantly available essential nutrients, Calcium Rich Carrot Spinach and Tomato Juice provides power, energy and stamina - just in a glass. The high vitamin C content of this juice furt ....
Super 7 Stress Reliever, Stress Reliever Carrot Tomato and Beetroot Juice
Recipe# 6231
18 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This super 7 shot is guaranteed to chase away the blues and to put a glow back on your skin!Besides tasting delicious, this Stress Reliever Carrot Tomato and Beetroot Juice works good as a stress reliever for your body as it overflows with a mass of antioxidants like vitamin A, C and E and folic aci ....
Iron Relish, Spinach Orange and Beetroot Juice
Recipe# 6219
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Iron being needed to make blood and deliver oxygen to the cells, its deficiency results in lethargy and slowed mental function. This juice is apt to keep anaemia at bay. It has the goodness of spinach, beetroot, apple and orange. Spinach acts as iron builder whereas apples and beetroot impart lit ....
Lemony Lettuce Drink, Lemony Lettuce and Apple Juice
Recipe# 6204
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Lettuce is not just a salad food! Combined with lemon, this delightful juice is just the thing to revive you from that sinking feeling! Try this unusual combination of fruits and vegetables for some real health power with a vitamin C and calcium boost in a glass. There are many types of lettuce ....
Tomato, Orange, Carrot and Papaya Juice
Recipe# 1331
23 Nov 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Health-freaks will definitely love this drink not just for its nutrients but also for its colour and taste. The fruits and vegetables used to prepare this juice have been carefully chosen, which is infused with sufficient vitamins A, C and digestive enzymes, to meet a daily requirement. It is very s ....
Tangy Twist, Orange Pomegranate and Black Grape Juice
Recipe# 6237
11 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This Orange Pomegranate and Black Grape Juice with the tangy twist of orange is great at any time of the day. Pretty pearls of health... that's what pomegranates are best known as, because of their vitamin C, potassium and fibre content. Sometimes difficult to find, pomegranates are worth buyin ....
Green Tomato Salsa, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 3518
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Green tomatoes are blended with spring onions and garlic to provide the necessary flavours to make this healthy dip that is sure to be a hit when you're entertaining. The addition of coriander adds further to its taste while providing
Char Grilled Aubergine and Sweet Peppers Salad
Recipe# 36285
09 Mar 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Char grilled aubergine and sweet peppers are tossed with celery, walnut, parsley and olive oil dressing.
Orange Banana Smoothie ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33465
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Orange banana smoothie, this yummy smoothie is just apt to pacify your mood swings. Banana imparts the required sweetness and ensure the curd is fresh because sour curds will call for more sugar.
Amla Juice Recipe, Vitamin C Rich
Recipe# 42324
11 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A shot of Amla Juice had first thing in the morning is like a magic potion for your body! The vitamin C dense drink helps to boost your immunity and build your body’s defences against various diseases. Vitamin C also acts as an ....
Blueberry Green Almond Milk Smoothie, Powerful Antioxidant Smoothie
Recipe# 42330
09 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A tangy and luscious smoothie with the unmistakable touch of blueberries, this smoothie is a must-try whenever you can lay your hands on this antioxidant rich berry. This nutritious glassful brings together super healthy ingredients like blueberries, spinach, almond milk and oats in a very tasty ....
Kale and Avocado Healthy Salad
Recipe# 42336
01 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This yummy salad brings together a unique combo of veggies and greens, with a zesty lemony dressing that perks up the taste and refreshes your palate! Onions add a touch of spiciness and crunch to the salad, while a garnish of pumpkin seeds takes this salad to a whole new level of excellence. Wh ....
How Papaya Relieves Constipation
Recipe# 42381
22 Jan 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Papaya is a lovely fruit that’s loved by young and old alike. The best part is that it is not too expensive and it commonly available everywhere. This delicious fruit is also very beneficial for your health. It contains a digestive enzyme called papain, which helps to relieve constipation. T ....
Ridge Gourd and Amaranth Shaag Bhaja
Recipe# 42387
14 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This Bengali-style subzi features a unique combination of veggies, simply but tastily flavoured with everyday ingredients. Iron-rich chawli leaves come together with ridge gourd, which gives not just more nutrition but also a good texture and volume to the subzi. The duo is aptly flavoured with a te ....
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