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Vitamin A Rich, Beta Carotene, Retinol recipes


Last Updated : Mar 22,2019



विटामिन ए युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Vitamin A Rich, Beta Carotene, Retinol recipes in Hindi)
વિટામિન એ યુક્ત આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Vitamin A Rich, Beta Carotene, Retinol recipes in Gujarati)

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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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
Mixed Sprouts Beetroot Healthy Lunch Veg Salad
Recipe# 42188
15 Apr 19

 
 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,
Grilled Zucchini Recipe
Recipe# 42226
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
How can something with as simple a flavour as zucchini turn into an exciting, truly appetizing starter? Well, that is just what happens when the zucchini is brushed with olive oil, seasoned with pepper and crushed garlic and cooked on a griller pan! The Grilled Zucchini has an absolutely stunnin ....
Grilled Cauliflower Recipe
Recipe# 42227
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of cooking cauliflower on a griller pan? Well, the outcome is extraordinary! We tried grilling cauliflower, marinated with garlic, spices and herbs, and really loved the taste and texture of the product. Ideal to serve as a
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 ....
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 ....
Whole Wheat Salad Garlic Tomato Chutney Wrap
Recipe# 4675
11 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
People often undo the benefits of a veggie-loaded filling by rolling it into a nutrition-scarce refined flour wrap. Why not use leftover chapatis as a wrap instead—as shown in this recipe? It will make innovative use of leftovers while also ensuring better nutrition. This Whole Wheat Salad Garlic To ....
Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes
Recipe# 41222
15 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes is a vibrant gastronomic treat, that is visually very appealing too. The bowl features a splash of colours like green and red, and a burst of flavours from black salt, onions and tomatoes. The raita is so simple to make, yet tastes very refreshing. It has ....
Roasted Capsicum Soup, Roasted Red Capsicum and Tomato Soup
Recipe# 32990
03 Feb 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Roasted capsicum soup, this simple but delectable soup is packed with goodness of folic acid and vitamin A from capsicum and tomatoes. The high fibre content of the recipe helps to remove the excess fat from the body while the garlic helps to keep a check on your blood cholesterol levels. ....
Khumbh Palak
Recipe# 35074
18 Oct 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Whip up this nutritious yet delicious dish for your loved ones, and watch them lose themselves in its rich flavour and interesting texture. This Khumbh Palak is much more flavourful than the average mushroom preparation as it is supplemented by a vibrant spinach paste, a tangy tomato paste, a pu ....
Green Salad with Muskmelon Dressing
Recipe# 4637
25 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Green Salad with Muskmelon Dressing is sure to fascinate the most discerning of diners! A gourmet preparation that features vitamin A rich crisp broccoli florets, lettuce and bean sprouts with a muskmelon dressing, the interplay of flavours and textures in this salad is exciting. Apart from the ....
Hard Boiled Eggs
Recipe# 41350
31 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Hard-boiled Eggs can be made quickly and easily, and served with breakfast, lunch or dinner. The eggs are cooked whole, then the shell is removed, the eggs are halved and served with a simple seasoning of salt and pepper. The cooking time is very important to get the perfect hard-boiled egg. ....
Stir-fried Paneer, Broccoli and Baby Corn Salad
Recipe# 36142
26 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sautéed in just a teaspoon of oil, this elegant salad is an excellent source of calcium thanks to the combination of paneer, broccoli and bean sprouts. The Stir-fried Broccoli, Baby Corn and Bean Sprouts Salad is like a booster dose for your bones! Onion seeds adds an Indian touch to this nutritious ....
Red Capsicum and Walnut Dip, Lebanese Dip
Recipe# 22578
21 Jan 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Red Capsicum and Walnut Dip is a delight to put on the table, because of its vibrant colour, mind-blowing flavour and exquisite texture. Red capsicum adds spicy notes to this tasty dip, while walnut improves the texture and gives an exotic flavour too. Bread crumbs are added to stabilise the dip ....
Malai Paneer Bell Pepper Balls, Cold Starter
Recipe# 41235
16 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No sweat, just fun! This easy-to-make cold starter is as quick as it can get. All you need to do is shape a dough of malai paneer into balls and coat it with chopped bell peppers. The soft white colour and melt-in-the-mouth texture of paneer combines beautifully with the totally contrasting crun ....
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 ....
Mixed Vegetables in Palak Methi Gravy
Recipe# 41217
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A mouth-watering treat of mixed vegetables drowned in an awesome gravy of spinach and fenugreek leaves, flavoured simply with green chilli paste. The addition of methi to the spinach base is what makes this recipe so interesting, because it lends a unique, pleasantly-bitter flavour to it. Mi ....
Scrambled Eggs
Recipe# 41165
31 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Scrambled Eggs is an international favourite, especially at breakfast time. It is easy to make, sumptuous and amazingly tasty, so why not give it a try? This perfect breakfast recipe will be soft and gooey, and not fully coo ....
Cucumber Cooler , Muskmelon and Cucumber Juice
Recipe# 36832
04 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
You simply must try this unusual combination! Add ripe melon for maximum sweetness. Cucumber also has a strong diuretic action and thus helps to remove toxins from the body which otherwise accumulate in our body and cause skin problems like pimples and other bodily functions. Being full of wate ....
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 ....
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 ....
Carrot Spinach and Parsley Juice
Recipe# 40845
18 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Juices are a good way of keeping up your veggie consumption even on busy days. You can quickly prepare a glassful of Carrot Spinach and Parsley Juice and slurp it up in a jiffy, or even carry it along in a leak-proof container to relish on-the-go. This lovely juice helps you top up on fibre, t ....
Gobi Kasuri, How To Make Gobi Kasuri Recipe
Recipe# 30889
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A dish that's truly remarkable and a must try for all lovers of Punjabi food. Using Kasuri methi instead of the regularly used fresh methi gives this dish its unique flavour. The bitter taste of the kasuri methi is reduced when it is soaked in water. Methi p ....
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