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Vitamin A Rich, Beta Carotene, Retinol recipes


Last Updated : Oct 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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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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
Broccoli and Zucchini in Red Capsicum Gravy
Recipe# 39679
Yesterday

 
 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 ....
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 ....
Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 2969
20 Aug 11

 
 
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 ....
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry
Recipe# 7451
29 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
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 ....
Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing
Recipe# 4639
28 Jun 19

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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 ....
Carrot Paratha
Recipe# 42355
23 Jul 19

 
 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 ....
Carrot Spinach and Parsley Juice
Recipe# 40845
04 Jul 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 ....
Carrot, Tomato and Egg Smoothie
Recipe# 40110
24 Jun 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 ....
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 ....
Cucumber Cooler , Muskmelon and Cucumber Juice
Recipe# 36832
22 Oct 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 ....
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.
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 ....
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 ....
Green Salad with Muskmelon Dressing
Recipe# 4637
29 Jul 19

 
 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 ....
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
Grilled Broccoli Recipe
Recipe# 42228
30 Aug 19

 
 
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
11 Sep 19

 
 
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
11 Sep 19

 
 
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 ....
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. ....
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