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Vitamin A Rich, Beta Carotene, Retinol recipes


Last Updated : Sep 11,2018



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Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Retinol Rich Recipes

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is also a powerful antioxidant.

We get vitamin A from a variety of sources. Two of the most common sources are retinol and beta-carotene. Vitamin A is also called Retinol as it makes the pigments for the retina of the eye.

Retinol is present in animal sources like dairy products, eggs, fatty liver and fish.

The other type of Vitamin A, which is obtained from colorful fruits and vegetables, is in the form of “pro Vitamin A” carotenoids, which are converted to retinol by the body after the food is ingested.

Beta carotene, a type of carotenoid which is found primarily in plants, needs to first be converted to active Vitamin A in order to be utilized by the body. Sources of vitamin A include yellow-orange fruits and vegetables like carrots, mango, papaya, peach, tomatoes, pumpkin, muskmelon etc. and other vegetables like spinach, broccoli, capsicum etc.

The daily RDA (recommended daily allowance) of Vitamin A is 4,800 micrograms (MCG). Any vegetable or fruit which has 1,000 mcg or more is considered high in Vitamin A. Cooking carrots make the Vitamin A more bio available to the body and cooking it with a oil or ghee makes it even absorbable to the body.

Vitamin A plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision. In its retinal form it combines with the protein ‘opsin’ to form rhodopsin which is an essential light absorbing molecule that aids is vision, especially in dim light. A prolonged deficiency of vitamin A can lead to night blindness.

Apart from vision, other functions of vitamin A are cell growth, building immunity, promote healthy skin, and being an antioxidant it neutralizes the action of free radicals in the body, which can cause cellular damage. Consuming a diet high in antioxidants is also a way to naturally slow ageing.

5 Key Functions of Vitamin A

  5 Key functions of Vitamin A
1. Healthy Vision
2. Cell Growth
3. Building immunity.
4. Promote Healthy Skin
5. Neutralise harmful free radicals

As a source of beta carotene, you will find a vast range of vitamin A rich recipes in this section. Try your hand at Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi, Pineapple and Papaya Juice, Healthy Tomato Soup, Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila and so on…..

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Grilled Zucchini and Carrots
Recipe# 42335
Yesterday

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Hungry kya? Try this instant snack instead of reaching out to junk foods. Grilled Zucchini and Carrots is an elegantly flavoured and healthy snack that cooks instantly. A simple snack of veggies drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with sea-salt and pepper, this is a good way to benefit from the ....
Quinoa, Rocket Leaves and Chickpea Veg Salad, Buddha Bowl
Recipe# 42411
27 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Urban Dictionary defines a Buddha Bowl as “a bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded belly appearance on the top much like the belly of a Buddha.” Commonly, the term is used to describe a salad lunch that’s chock-full of healthy ingredients, including veggies, beans or lentils, an ....
Carrot Paratha
Recipe# 42355
20 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Game to sink your teeth into a mouth-watering all-in-one paratha? This Carrot Paratha perfectly matches that description. The sweet taste of carrots perked up with crunchy onions and spicy ingredients like ginger and green chillies makes these whole wheat parathas truly awesome. After you kn ....
Papaya Mango Smoothie (  Healthy Breakfast)
Recipe# 4684
16 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you do not have time for an elaborate breakfast, whip up a Papaya Mango Smoothie. It is flavourful and colourful and nutritious too, as both papaya and mango are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. This sumptuous smoothie will surely keep you satiated and energetic till lunchtime, just as though y ....
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
26 Jun 18

 
 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 ....
Palak Paneer
Recipe# 22796
25 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Palak or saag is one of the favourite leafy vegetables in north Indian households. They use the versatile palak in a variety of preparations such as raita, gravy and even kofta!
Fruit Chaat ( Vitamin C and Vitamin A Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35080
21 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious and simple way to treat your skin to all the vitamin A and C that it needs! Papayas, bananas, grapes, tomatoes, cucumber and more-this yummy recipe will help you ....
Bhaja Moong Dal Shobji Diye
Recipe# 42527
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A dal recipe from the kitchens of Bengal , the Bhaja Moong Dal Shobji Diye brings together moong dal with a horde of colourful, tasty and nutritious veggies! A traditional tempering of whole spices gives the dal a tantalising aroma while tangy tomatoes and a d ....
Grilled Broccoli Recipe
Recipe# 42228
31 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is surely one of the yummiest ways to enjoy fresh and crisp broccoli! Marinated with lemon juice and black pepper, and then grilled to perfection, the Grilled Broccoli has a nice texture and fabulous flavour, with spicy and tangy tones. This delicious treat is also equally healthy, being ri ....
Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing
Recipe# 4639
17 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A light salad loaded with vitamin A from carrot and mint together with protein-rich rajma too, the Carrot, Cucumber, Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing is a treat to your taste buds and eyes, in more ways than one. Not only is the salad beautiful to behold, it also provides excellent nourishment for your ....
Palak Raita Or How To Make Spinach Raita Recipe
Recipe# 37297
11 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This smashingly tasty Palak Raita will steal your heart with its simple yet rustic flavour. The contrast of dark green against the light colour of curds is a treat to behold too. Just ensure that you refrigerate the raita for at least half an hour, and till serving time, so that the palak remains cr ....
Halim Recipe, Garden Cress, Best Source Of Iron
Recipe# 42357
08 Aug 18

 
 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,
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
08 Aug 18

 
 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 ....
Red Capsicum Carrot and Apple Juice
Recipe# 40846
11 Sep 18

 
 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 ....
Kale, Masoor Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad
Recipe# 42365
01 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Trendy lunch? Look no further than a lunch salad . Salads are healthy, tasty, awesomely attractive and will make you shine with good health. Lunch salads generally feature a mix of ingredients, which are both satiating and tasty. Usually, some g ....
Homemade Carrot Juice, Vitamin A Rich, Hopper
Recipe# 42293
13 Dec 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pure and pristine carrot juice is naturally sweet, tasty and super healthy! While carrot juice is loaded with nutrients, you can get the most of it only with pure and fresh unsweetened Homemade Carrot Juice and not store-bought ones that are loaded with sugar. Like most other fruits and veggies, ....
Homemade Orange Juice, Made in Hopper, Vitamin C Rich
Recipe# 42292
19 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There is nothing as pristine and soulful as 100 per cent pure, unsweetened juice, made by you in your own kitchen! And such juices can be addictive, to the extent that you will never buy packaged juices from the shop again. Most fruits, including orange, are best had fresh in fruit form itself, ....
Sunny Side Up Eggs, Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42311
30 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A quick and easy egg-based breakfast that tastes yum and looks good too. Sunny Side Up Eggs as the name suggests looks like a splash of yellow on a white background, so it has a bright and cheery look that invites you to take a bite! The best part is that it can be made very easily and quick ....
Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 2969
22 Jan 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An unusual combination of veggies makes this simple vegetable stir-fry seem quite exotic! Broccoli, carrot and paneer are a pretty sight to behold, with their contrasting colours, and quite exciting to munch on because of the varied textures they bring to the table. Broccoli is a very good sou ....
Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Iron Rich Healthy Antioxidant Lunch Veg Salad
Recipe# 42286
17 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is so much fun to munch on a multi-textured, brightly coloured and awesomely flavoured salad for lunch ! This salad is full of different colours and that’s always a sign of healthy eating, as it means your food has more vitamins and
Healthy Guava Snack
Recipe# 42258
16 Apr 18

 
 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
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry
Recipe# 7451
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A creative way to include nutritious veggies into your diet, the Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir-Fry is a treat for your taste buds, with a burst of colours and herby flavours. The combination of vegetables like broccoli, spinach and zucchini with other crunchy delights like cabbage and capsicum ....
Mixed Sprouts Beetroot Healthy Lunch Veg Salad
Recipe# 42188
26 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Get ready to lose yourself in a symphony of flavours and textures! The Mixed Sprouts Beetroot Healthy Lunch Veg Salad is like a meal in a bowl, with a perfect blend of nutritious and tasty ingredients – from sprouts and kabuli chana to juicy tomatoes and crunchy lettuce, not to forget sweet beets an ....
Roasted Bell Peppers, Healthy Accompaniment
Recipe# 42179
26 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bell peppers have the benefit of being both healthy and tasty – a rare combination! They have a zingy taste, which boosts the flavour of any dish, as well as a nice crunchy mouth-feel. While they can be added to any salad,
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