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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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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
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
Cabbage Poriyal
Recipe# 4366
11 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Poriyal is any dry vegetable preparation flavoured with generous amounts of fresh grated coconut. Cabbage tempered with mustard seeds and dry red chillies makes a delightful accompaniment to any South Indian main course.
Anti- Cancer and Anti- Inflammation Spinach Juice
Recipe# 42166
09 Feb 19

 
 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 ....
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 ....
Red Capsicum Carrot and Apple Juice
Recipe# 40846
04 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This attractive orange-coloured juice is a pleasure to behold, and even more of a treat to the palate! A smart combination of fruits and veggies gives this Red Capsicum, Carrot and Apple Juice a vibrant flavour. The low-calorie red capsicum gives this juice a unique flavour that is mildly spic ....
Coloured Capsicum and Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 39593
04 Feb 19

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by Tarla Dalal
The Coloured Capsicum and Paneer Subzi has a well-rounded flavour and a well-balanced nutrient profile. Rich in protein, carbohydrates and vitamins, this easy yet irresistible subzi also pools in vitamin A from coloured capsicums, folic acid and antioxidant lycopene from tomatoes and protein and cal ....
Strawberry Oatmeal Curd Smoothie, Healthy Smoothie
Recipe# 42341
01 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A good smoothie made with the right ingredients is nothing short of nectar! Instead of loading the smoothie with ice-cream and other fat-laden ingredients, go for one made of oats and curds, perked up with fruits. Fibre-rich oats adds volume to the smoothie and gives it a lusciously thick mouth- ....
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 ....
Healthy Guava Snack
Recipe# 42258
29 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Also known as Chilli Guava, this recipe is part and parcel of our childhood memories! This Healthy Guava Snack is crunchy and super tasty, while also being extremely nutritious, which makes it a wonderful snack for kids and adults alike! Guava is a very good source of
Tabbouleh, Lebanese Tabbouleh
Recipe# 22587
27 Jan 19

 
 
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 ....
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 ....
Strained Sweet Lime Juice, Clear Liquid Recipe
Recipe# 42264
07 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This Strained Sweet Lime Juice or Mosambi Juice is a welcome addition to a person’s post-surgery diet , as its naturally sweet and tangy flavour helps to overcome nausea, loss of taste, and so on, which are common problems during conva ....
Raspberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
Recipe# 42442
07 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Here’s a berry berry delicious smoothie that you must try! A thoughtful combination of fresh and tangy raspberries with sweet bananas and juicy apples in a base of coconut water, this smoothie has a very well-balanced flavour. Of course, the raspberry flavour is quite dominant, which is what makes t ....
Amla Sabji, Indian Gooseberry  Accompaniment
Recipe# 42343
11 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Come winter, the market is flooded with amla. Most people make it into pickles, while others explore newer ways of consuming it like juices or chutneys. Have you ever thought of making a subzi with this vitamin C rich fruit? Amla is a very beneficial berry, with anti-inflammatory properties. ....
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 ....
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 ....
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