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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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Grilled Broccoli Recipe
Recipe# 42228
06 Oct 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 ....
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
Grilled Zucchini and Carrots
Recipe# 42335
24 Sep 18

 
 
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 ....
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 ....
Halim Recipe, Garden Cress, Best Source Of Iron
Recipe# 42357
28 Jun 19

 
 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,
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. ....
Healthy Guava Snack
Recipe# 42258
29 Jan 19

 
 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
Homemade Carrot Juice, Vitamin A Rich, Hopper
Recipe# 42293
12 Apr 19

 
 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 Oct 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, ....
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 ....
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
08 Jul 19

 
 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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
Kale, Masoor Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad
Recipe# 42365
28 Mar 19

 
 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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
Melon Magic, Muskmelon and Orange Juice
Recipe# 6232
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
To get your mind to start working at top speed and to get the much-needed boost of creative energy, grab a glass of this magic portion! Muskmelon and Orange Juice is an ultimate healing juice, ideal as an immune booster due to its high vitamin A levels. Vitamin A (Beta-carotene) is a potent ant ....
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 ....
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 ....
Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila
Recipe# 4652
15 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Traditionally, chila is a thin pancake made of gram flour, but this nutritious chila uses a healthy combination of jowar, whole wheat and maize flour making it a great source of protein and vitamin A. You could also create your own version by combining other flours. Enjoy it with coriander garlic ch ....
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 ....
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 ....
Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi
Recipe# 41214
25 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This quick and easy, no-fuss dish brings together three of your favourite ingredients – spinach, cottage cheese and green peas. A tempering of everyday ingredients and a dash of common spice powders gives the trio a fantastic taste, which combines beautifully with Indian breads of all kinds, be it < ....
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