Easy Pasta Dinner High In Vitamin C

Written by McDonald, T.  |  Updated 30th of September 2022    

Are you feeling tired, irritable, and sad?  Maybe it is time you looked at your diet and upped your intake of vitamin C. 

About vitamins 

Vitamins are classified as either fat soluble or water-soluble.

Fat soluble, dissolves in fat and can be stored in the body.

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K

Water-soluble, dissolves in water and is not stored in the body.

  • Vitamin B (B complex vitamins such as B1, B6 and folate[B9]) The exception is B12, which the body can store in the liver (NIH, 2022).
  • Vitamin C. 

Vitamin C needs water to dissolve in before the body can absorb it, meaning the body is unable to store it.  Subsequently, this vitamin is urinated out if not used.  As a result, the body will quickly become depleted of vitamin C; therefore, needs a daily supply.  In short, the body needs to consume enough vitamin C in a daily diet.  A lack of vitamin C leads to scurvy.

Severs 2 

Time - 20 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 240g Pasta, penne dry
  • 4 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 1 onion
  • 1 Red bell pepper
  • 1 small red chilli pepper
  • Provamels white sauce base

 

Method

  1. Boil the pasta in a saucepan.
  2. Add the peas to the boiling water near the end of the pasta cooking time.  Drain.
  3. While the pasta is boiling, fry the onion, bell pepper and chilli pepper.
  4. Drain the pasta and mix everything together with the sauce in a saucepan. 
  5. Keep stirring while heating on a medium heat for about 5 minutes and then serve. 

 

References

NIH (n.d.) 'Vitamins' available at https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002399.htm (accessed on 30/09/22)

I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on and what it turned out like. You can leave a comment in the comments below.

 

 

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