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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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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 ....
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 ....
Quinoa Paneer Carrot Peppers Salad, for Lunch Or Dinner
Recipe# 42398
01 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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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 ....
Quinoa, Rocket Leaves and Chickpea Veg Salad, Buddha Bowl
Recipe# 42411
01 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
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 ....
Red Capsicum Carrot and Apple Juice
Recipe# 40846
04 Feb 19

 
 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 ....
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 ....
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,
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. ....
Roasted Mushroom and Coloured Capsicum Salad
Recipe# 40899
15 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A unique salad of roasted mushrooms and crunchy, colourful capsicums, flavoured with peppy herbs and tangy lemon juice. Roasting the mushrooms gives them a brilliant flavour and texture, which makes this salad very different and quite irresistible too. Moreover, mushrooms and capsicum are both ....
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 ....
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.
Spinach and Mint Juice
Recipe# 32983
16 Aug 19

 
 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 Palak Pudina Drink
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
08 Aug 19

 
 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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
Sunny Side Up Eggs, Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42311
31 Mar 19

 
 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 ....
Veggie Fruit Cocktail, Carrot Spinach and Black Grape Juice
Recipe# 6218
04 Jul 19

 
 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 ....
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
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 ....
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