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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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How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
10 Jun 19

 
 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 ....
Strawberry Chickoo Shake
Recipe# 2930
06 Jun 19

 
 
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 ....
Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce
Recipe# 5718
28 May 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Yes, pasta can be made healthy too! Here cheesy sauce has been replaced with antioxidant rich spinach. Spaghetti used is also whole wheat, so there is room for a little more
Mango, Banana and Spinach Smoothie Bowl
Recipe# 42534
16 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Watch how the sweetness of bananas and the captivating taste of mangoes combine with the humble but nutritious spinach to make an awesomely thick
Blackberry Banana Smoothie Recipe, Antioxidant Rich
Recipe# 42443
30 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A lusciously creamy smoothie featuring an attractive blend of blackberries, banana and curd laced with honey, this is an awesome way to harness the benefits of blackberries for your well-being. It has a fancy colour, fruity aroma and fabulous taste, which make it a favourite with everyone. You c ....
Broccoli and Zucchini in Red Capsicum Gravy
Recipe# 39679
29 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When it comes to cooking, a little know-how can take you a long way and help you create an unending range of innovative foods, such as Broccoli and Zucchini in Red Capsicum Gravy. Here, look at how red capsicum lends itself to prepare a delectable gravy that is not only flavourful but healthy too, b ....
Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Sprouted Moong Salad
Recipe# 40748
29 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
Avocado Spinach Pear Smoothie, Healthy Smoothie
Recipe# 41594
26 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This a jolly good way to enjoy your avocados! A smashing combo of avocadoes with spinach, pear and apples, this smoothie has a well-balanced flavour and a nice, creamy mouth-feel. It is filling and tasty and sure to go down well with all age groups. Make sure you use ripe avocadoes to make the A ....
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
26 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
Carrot and Red Pepper Juice
Recipe# 39020
26 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Drink your vegetables for a change! In addition to tasting great, this melange of carrot, capsicum and tomatoes will do great things for your eyesight. Vitamin c-rich capsicum will also help build immunity and ease stress before you set out for the day.
Palak, Kale and Apple Juice
Recipe# 40527
26 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Kale is considered by experts to be one of the most nutrient-dense ingredients in the world, and fortunately for us, it is tasty too, especially when you choose the mildly-flavoured, small-leaved variety. Here, we have made a mouth-watering Palak, Kale and Apple Juice, which has a very balance ....
Vegan Healthy Lunch Salad, Office Salad
Recipe# 42246
15 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
Jowar Kale Palak Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad
Recipe# 42308
15 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
Grapefruit and Green Apple Salad
Recipe# 40444
15 Apr 19

 
 
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 ....
Lettuce and Paneer Salad in Sesame Dressing
Recipe# 39380
15 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
Quinoa Red Chawli Leaves Khakhra
Recipe# 42591
15 Apr 19

 
 
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 ....
Peach Yogurt Smoothie,  Good For Endurance Athletics
Recipe# 40919
12 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42207
04 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
Lettuce, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil Dressing
Recipe# 4643
04 Apr 19

 
 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.
Kale and Avocado Healthy Salad
Recipe# 42336
01 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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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 ....
Oatmeal Almond Milk with Oranges, Healthy Breakfast
Recipe# 42153
31 Mar 19

 
 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 ....
Halim Recipe, Garden Cress, Best Source Of Iron
Recipe# 42357
18 Mar 19

 
 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,
Roasted Mushroom and Coloured Capsicum Salad
Recipe# 40899
15 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A unique salad of roasted mushrooms and crunchy, colourful capsicums, flavoured with peppy herbs and tangy lemon juice. Roasting the mushrooms gives them a brilliant flavour and texture, which makes this salad very different and quite irresistible too. Moreover, mushrooms and capsicum are both ....
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