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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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Fried Egg, Perfect Fried Egg Recipe
Recipe# 40763
31 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Start your day tastefully, with this delicious Fried Egg for breakfast. It is a yummy dish made by frying egg on a non-stick tava and seasoning it with everyday spices. This easy and quick dish has to be served immediately to enjoy its soft yet slightly-crisp texture. With
Instant Energizer, Carrot Apple and Orange Drink
Recipe# 6199
26 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Jam-packed schedule? This is an ideal drink to boost your energy and to keep you on your toes all day. Carrot Apple and Orange Drink is super-rich in antioxidants viz. vitamins A and C, folic acid and fibre which protect against heart disease and certain types of cancers. As an added bonus, car ....
Spinach Spectacular, Spinach Apple and Pineapple Juice
Recipe# 6203
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Popeye munched on spinach for strength, you can do just that… or drink a glassful of this Spinach, Apple and Pineapple Juice to keep you going full force all day! Pineapple is the source of carbohydrate here to provide energy. Taken in the mid-afternoon, it will give you a mentally and physicall ....
Papaya Pineapple Juice
Recipe# 5623
16 Jun 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You would never have imagined that there is such a tasty way to staying young! Well, this delectable Papaya and Pineapple Juice gives you ample vitamins like C and A, which keeps your skin glowing, eyes sharp and immune system going strong. This is also a very wise combination of fruits ....
Sprouted and Boiled Moong
Recipe# 40323
05 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Sprouting is a wonderful way to enhance the nutritional benefits of beans like moong, and it also adds to the flavour with a mild sweetness and pleasurable crunch. Here we show you how to make perfect Sprouted and Boiled Moong. This is not only a convenient way but also a healthy method, because we ....
Broccoli Soup ( Pregnancy Recipe)
Recipe# 2950
09 Feb 19

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by Tarla Dalal
The Broccoli Broth is a really quick soup to make, and one which does not require you to hunt for umpteen ingredients. Despite the minimal amount of ingredients, it has a fantastic flavour mainly due to the teamwork of broccoli with onions, and a soothing texture due to the addition of milk. Broccol ....
Baked Methi Muthias
Recipe# 3561
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Traditionally muthias are either steamed or fried, but I have baked them here with just a teaspoon of oil and ended up with splendid results. A tasty way to get a light baked snack on the table with minimal effort. Fenugreek (methi) leaves used enriches this recipe with
Carrot, Tomato and Egg Smoothie
Recipe# 40110
31 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Hungry kya? Then, it’s time to have a glassful of this wholesome Carrot, Tomato and Egg Smoothie. With protein from eggs and ample nutrients from fresh vegetables, this is a healthy treat you can enjoy any time of the day. In fact, you can make it in advance and keep it covered in the fridge for mor ....
Spinach and Mint Juice
Recipe# 32983
27 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Put the excitement back into your day with this punch-packed Spinach and Mint Juice. Full of vitamin A and iron, this drink is also reinforced with lemon juice, which not only imparts a nice tanginess but also improves the absorption of iron. Coriander and jal jeera powder lend a masaledar touch mak ....
Oats and Roasted Capsicum Soup
Recipe# 7437
12 Apr 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Bright red and flavourful, this soup is ideal for diabetics. Capsicum contains vitamin A and folic acid, an antioxidant that helps to fight the free radicals that otherwise attack healthy cells and lead to complications. Oats being high in fibre helps to lower blood glucose levels. A soup of the duo ....
Lemony Tomato, Orange and Carrot Juice
Recipe# 4686
11 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Brimming with antioxidants – vitamin A and C, this tangy drink gives you the resistance you need to fight the pollution, stress and infections that you face every day. A glassful of Lemony, Tomato, Orange and Carrot Juice for breakfast is also sure you wake up every cell in your body with its vibran ....
Fig and Apricot Shake
Recipe# 5618
16 Jun 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Fig and Apricot Shake is best had early in the morning for breakfast as your body conserves more nutrients at this time of the day. Packed with iron, fibre, calcium, vitamin A, natural sugar and protein, these dry fruits will provide you with energy and will also satiate your hunger.
Golden Drink, Pineapple and Papaya Juice
Recipe# 6234
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Brilliantly coloured, Pineapple and Papaya Juice is made by combining two very unusual fruits. The enchanting colour compliments the glorious taste of pineapple and papaya. Loaded with vitamin A and iron, this fibre-rich juice is a health-enhancing portion. Papaya and pineapple both have digest ....
Calci Mix in A Glass, Calcium Rich Carrot Spinach and Tomato Juice
Recipe# 6230
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Wave goodbye to your worries of weak bones and tooth decay with this “calcium in a glass”! Overflowing with instantly available essential nutrients, Calcium Rich Carrot Spinach and Tomato Juice provides power, energy and stamina - just in a glass. The high vitamin C content of this juice furt ....
Iron Relish, Spinach Orange and Beetroot Juice
Recipe# 6219
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Iron being needed to make blood and deliver oxygen to the cells, its deficiency results in lethargy and slowed mental function. This juice is apt to keep anaemia at bay. It has the goodness of spinach, beetroot, apple and orange. Spinach acts as iron builder whereas apples and beetroot impart lit ....
Veggie Fruit Cocktail, Carrot Spinach and Black Grape Juice
Recipe# 6218
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Enjoy radiant skin and an instant energy boost with this fusion of veggies and fruits in this Carrot Spinach and Black Grape Juice. Vitamin E from spinach, vitamin A (carotenoids) from carrots and other antioxidants from grapes and apple all contribute to the goodness of this cocktail. Antioxi ....
Spinach and Carrot Soup
Recipe# 5606
16 Jun 08

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by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and carrot soup, a palak delicacy enriched with wheat germ to make up for the necessary vitamin a and e for healthy vision and glowing skin.
Green Tomato Salsa, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 3518
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Green tomatoes are blended with spring onions and garlic to provide the necessary flavours to make this healthy dip that is sure to be a hit when you're entertaining. The addition of coriander adds further to its taste while providing
Char Grilled Aubergine and Sweet Peppers Salad
Recipe# 36285
09 Mar 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Char grilled aubergine and sweet peppers are tossed with celery, walnut, parsley and olive oil dressing.
Grilled Bellpepper, Carrot and Mushrooms, Healthy Accompaniment
Recipe# 42305
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Grilling of veggies is a nice way to make healthy starters and accompaniments, which are also fabulously tasty! They also look attractive and appetizing, so everybody will be eager for a serving. We have made one such tasty yet healthy accompaniment of Grilled Bellpepper, Carrot and Mushrooms. T ....
How Papaya Relieves Constipation
Recipe# 42381
22 Jan 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Papaya is a lovely fruit that’s loved by young and old alike. The best part is that it is not too expensive and it commonly available everywhere. This delicious fruit is also very beneficial for your health. It contains a digestive enzyme called papain, which helps to relieve constipation. T ....
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 ....
Quinoa Paneer Carrot Peppers Salad, for Lunch Or Dinner
Recipe# 42398
01 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Salads like this make a wonderful meal! With peppy flavours and a plethora of textures, the Quinoa Paneer Carrot Pepper Salad is ideal for lunch or dinner. It has a good mix of food groups, which makes it filling and nourishing. Make sure you cool the cooked quinoa and sautéed paneer well before ....
Palak Jeera Nimki
Recipe# 42541
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A non-fried version of the famous Bengali snack, you will love to bite into this Palak Jeera Nimki at tea-time! While the traditional version is usually made of refined flour (maida), which is ....
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