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Zinc Rich Foods recipes


Last Updated : Jul 10,2020



जिंक रिच फूड्स - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Zinc Rich Foods recipes in Hindi)
ઝીંક યુકત રેસિપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Zinc Rich Foods recipes in Gujarati)

Zinc rich foods, Zinc rich Indian foods

Zinc is a trace mineral which is required in small quantities by the body but found in every cell of the body. It is more concentrated in muscles and bones. The semen and prostate gland in men also contain significant amounts of zinc.

Masoor Dal, Easy Masoor Dal RecipeMasoor Dal, Easy Masoor Dal Recipe

The major vegetarian Indian sources of zinc are

1. Pumpkin Seeds are extremely high in Zinc and best eaten raw as roasting them can deplete some of the zinc intake. Also Sesame Seeds are high in Zinc. 

How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

a) how to roast pumpkin seeds : Experience the goodness of pumpkin seeds in a delectable roasted form!

This recipe shows you how to roast pumpkin seeds, which not only enhances their flavour but also makes them easy to use.

b) Tahini Paste : This homemade authentic Tahini Paste is so easy to make. A very flavourful and aromatic paste of sesame seeds and olive oil seasoned with salt, the Tahini Paste is a valuable addition to several Lebanese dishes. 

Tahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini PasteTahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini Paste

c) Tahini Dip : An inseparable part of Lebanese cuisine, tahini basically means a paste of roasted sesame seeds. The paste is widely used to make salad dressings, dips and sauces. In the given recipe it is combined with curds which results in a unique bitter-sour dip.

Tahini DipTahini Dip

2. Nuts like AlmondsCashewnutsSesame SeedsPeanuts and Walnuts.

Red Capsicum and Walnut Dip, Lebanese Dip

Red Capsicum and Walnut Dip, Lebanese Dip

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peanut butter recipe : Deliciously luscious peanut butter made at home with unsalted peanuts is a great source of monounsaturated healthy fats.

Yes, that means it is actually good for you! healthy peanut butter is also a good source of protein and zinc. Coconut oil, added to the healthy peanut butter to get a nice nutty taste, gives you healthy fatty acids of medium chain triglycerides.

 Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
 Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes

almond butter recipe : Almond butter is a great source of Protein, while coconut gives you healthy fatty acids of medium chain triglycerides. It is always better to make your almond butter at home as store-bought almond butter contains loads of sugar and hydrogenated vegetable fats, which are not good for you.

Homemade Almond ButterHomemade Almond Butter

3. Whole grains like BajraBarleyJowarRagi (Nachni)whole wheat etc. Refining leads to loss of zinc. So avoid maida and its products.

Ragi and Coriander Uttapa

Ragi and Coriander Uttapa

barely khichdi also known as jau khichdi is a great variation to the traditional Indian khichdi made of dal and rice. This barely vegetable khichdi is made mainly of barley and healthy mixed vegetables. 

Barley KhichdiBarley Khichdi

Jowar pyaz ki roti is a gluten-free, cholesterol -free recipe that you can prepare even every day. You just need a spot of practice in rolling these jowar flour rotis. Preferably use peanut oil while cooking these rotis as it has more MUFA and is thus healthy.
 
Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti ( Healthy Breakfast)
Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti ( Healthy Breakfast)

4. Pulses like Chick Peas (kabuli chana), chawli, MoongRajma, Soya etc.

 Chick Pea, Broccoli and Carrot Stir Fry, Protein Rich Recipe  Chick Pea, Broccoli and Carrot Stir Fry, Protein Rich Recipe

rajma : Rajma is one of the most popular dishes in North India.

In this authentic Punjabi rajma delicacy, cooked kidney beans is excitingly flavoured with a wide array of ingredients ranging from ginger and green chillies to tomatoes and onions, spices and masala powders too.

Rajma CurryRajma Curry

5. Dals like Urad DalChana DalToovar DalMasoor Dal etc.
However the grains and pulses have phytates in them which hinder zinc absorption. Hence nuts are a better source of zinc in vegan diets.

Gujarati Toovar DalGujarati Toovar Dal

basic urad dal recipe : Urad dal is rich in protein and B-vitamins, which are essential for energy metabolism, while curds bring in some more protein and high calcium to make your bones stronger.

Basic Urad Dal Recipe, Protein and Vitamin B Rich RecipeBasic Urad Dal Recipe, Protein and Vitamin B Rich Recipe

10 Reasons to have Zinc in your diet:

1. Immunity : Help in building immunity
2. Good for Skin: It is involved in collagen synthesis and thus helps repair skin. It maintains skin integrity as well as slows the aging process
3. Antioxidant: Acts like an antioxidant and fights the harmful free radicals
4. Fights Cancer: Acts as anti-inflammatory agent and also aids in fighting cancer
5. Hormone Production: Involved in energy metabolism and hormone production including testosterone in males and female sex hormones involved in releasing of egg from the ovaries.
6. Pregnancy : It is essential for rapid growth of cells during pregnancy.
7. Hair : Promotes hair strength.
8. Diabetic Friendly : It helps control diabetes by aiding in blood sugar regulation.
9. Good for Heart : It helps reduce inflammation and thus promote heart health.
10. Good for Eyes: It is essential to treat night blindness. Zinc helps in the activity of an enzyme in our body that helps produce vitamin A, which is useful in treating night blindness.

Jowar Bajra Garlic RotiJowar Bajra Garlic Roti

The main symptoms of zinc deficiency are
• Reduce concentration
• Rough skin
• Hair loss
• Loss of appetite


• Fatigue
• Fragile bones
• Growth retardation

Arhar ki Dal with SpinachPunjabi Arhar ki Dal with Spinach



The RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) for Indians is

Group RDA for zinc (mg/d)
Adult Man 12
Adult Woman
Adult Woman (Pregnant / Lactating)
10
12
Children (1-3 yrs)
(4-6 yrs)
(7-9 yrs)
(10-12 yrs)
(13-15 yrs)
(16-17 yrs)
5
7
8
9
11
12


For a complete list of Zinc rich foods, see High Zinc Veg Food Sources


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Rajma Curry,  Punjabi Rajma Masala Recipe
Recipe# 1539
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Recipe# 41121
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Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup
Recipe# 4631
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Almond Soup, Badam Soup, Badam Ka Soup
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Roasted Cashew Nuts, Healthy Roasted Kaju
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Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni
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Black Raspberry and Gooseberry Oatmeal Recipe
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Strawberry Steel Cut Oats with Tea Masala
Recipe# 42400
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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 ....
Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats
Recipe# 42401
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Recipe# 42257
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Recipe# 42390
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Steel-cut oats, which can be bought at well-stocked supermarkets and in specialty/ gourmet food stores, are groats of oats made by chopping whole oats into two or three pieces. It has a nice grainy mouth-feel, which is quite satiating. Just the taste and texture instils a sense of well-being and ....
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Recipe# 42389
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