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Carotenoids recipes

Last Updated : Feb 12,2024

कैरोटीनॉयड रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Carotenoids recipes in Hindi)
કેરોટીનોઇડ્સ રેસિપીઓ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Carotenoids recipes in Gujarati)

What are Carotenoids?

Carotenoids are plant pigments which give fruits and vegetables their colour–from vibrant red, orange and yellow to green. All the fruits and vegetables you love and enjoy eating are a source of some carotenoid. These fat soluble pigments not only add attractive colours to our menu but also a wealth of health benefits.

There are around 600 carotenoids found in nature. Depending on the presence or absence of oxygen broadly they are categorized into 2:

1. Xanthophylls (which contain oxygen) The most common xanthophylls are:
Lutein (yellow colour) – found in egg yolk, corn, honeydew melon etc. Zeaxanthin (green colour) - found in the green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, broccoli etc.

2. Carotenes (which lack oxygen, but contain hydrocarbons). The most known carotenes are:
Beta carotene (orange colour) – found in carrot and pumpkin
Lycopene (red colour) - found in tomato, watermelon and grapefruit.

As a general rule, the darker the colour of the plant source, the higher the concertation of carotenoids. So it extremely essential to choose your fruits and vegetables wisely.

8 Health benefits of Carotenoids

1. Maintain eye health.
2. Act as Antioxidant and reduces free radicals from the body.
3. Reduce inflammation in the body.
4. Keeps you away from diseases like Heart disease, Diabetes and Cancer.
5. Avoids plaque formation in arteries and ensures normal blood flow to heart.
6. Builds a strong immune system.
7. Boosts mental health.
8. And most importantly increases longevity.

Pay attention to your diet, choose the foods you like alternatively with the ones you are not very keen on to make up for your share of different carotenoid requirement. This section will help you sail through it easily.

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Pumpkin Soup, Low Calorie Soup
Recipe# 32987
11 Nov 21

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pumpkin soup | kaddu ka soup | bhopla soup | Indian pumpkin soup | low calorie pumpkin soup | with 15 amazing images. This Indian pumpkin soup ....
Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats
Recipe# 42401
05 Jan 23

 by Tarla Dalal
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Tomato Rasam
Recipe# 32903
16 Dec 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
South Indian tomato rasam recipe | thakkali rasam | easy tomato saaru | Udupi rasam | with 17 amazing images. South Indian tomato rasam recipe |
Broccoli and Zucchini in Red Capsicum Gravy
Recipe# 39679
02 Jul 21

 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 ....
Grapefruit and Green Apple Salad
Recipe# 40444
01 Jun 21

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 ....
Carrot Methi Subzi ( Delicious Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 3503
13 Feb 24

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Egg Curry Recipe
Recipe# 42114
15 Jan 24

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egg curry recipe | restaurant style anda masala | egg masala Indian curry | with 40 amazing images. Mildly spicy and absolutely mouth-watering, this egg masala curry is sure to appeal to ....
Urad Dal and Palak Sabzi
Recipe# 22453
15 Jun 23

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by Tarla Dalal
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Banana and Papaya Puree for Babies
Recipe# 38842
29 Oct 20

by Tarla Dalal
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Pumpkin Kootu, Pumpkin and Yellow Moong Dal Sabzi, Curry
Recipe# 32913
20 Aug 13

 by Tarla Dalal
This is a gravy-like dish made using pumpkins and dal. Other vegetables like chow-chow, snake-gourd, cabbage, carrots etc can also be cooked this way. Normally, a traditional South Indian meal will definitely include one dry curry and one kootu. A good ac ....
Muskmelon and Orange Juice
Recipe# 6232
06 Feb 24

by Tarla Dalal
muskmelon and orange juice | kharbuja santra antioxidant rich juice | healthy Indian cantaloupe and orange drink | with 12 amazing images. muskmelon and orange juice is a delightful and ref ....
Spinach Mushroom Sabzi, Palak Mushroom Recipe
Recipe# 41220
11 Jun 23

 by Tarla Dalal
spinach mushroom sabzi recipe | palak mushroom curry | healthy palak vegetable sabzi | with 35 amazing images. spinach mushroom sabzi is a delicious North Indian curry. Learn how to make
Watermelon, Orange and Feta Salad
Recipe# 41660
07 Apr 17

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by Tarla Dalal
All too easy to make but fabulously tasty, this Watermelon, Orange and Feta Salad will sweep you off your feet with its amazing blend of textures and flavours. Watermelon and orange are fruits that you get all round the year and they combine beautifully because the watery sweetness of watermelon and ....
Herbed Tomato Dip
Recipe# 22709
04 Feb 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Cheesy dip? Tangy Dip? Herbed Dip? Why not everything in one package? The Herbed Tomato Dip offers just that! A cheesy base with tangy tomato accents and aromatic herbed notes too. The varied textures of the ingredients are balanced and brought together using a little cornflour. Since the dip combin ....
Spinach Beetroot and Pear Juice
Recipe# 38863
05 Feb 24

by Tarla Dalal
spinach beetroot and pear juice recipe | detox Indian spinach beetroot juice | weight loss fruit and vegetable juice | with 17 amazing images. spinach beetroot and pear juice is a healthy r ....
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