It is one of the most popular varieties of rice, grown in Tamil Nadu, India. In many parts of Tamil Nadu, the groom is offered this variety of rice during marriage seasons.
It has a hypocholesterolemic effect, improves fertility. It is rich in Iron and Zinc, induces the production of Hemoglobin and Myoglobin. This rice, when consumed, avoids mixing of glucose in the bloodstream when compared to the consumption of other rice varieties. Thus, it is best suited for diabetic patients
This rice has the highest amount of total polyphenolic compounds and anthocyanin content than the other varieties. It is high in fibre which helps in easy digestion. Hence it lowers the heart risks, obesity related problems and helps in a healthy digestive system.
This variety can be used in Dosa, Pancakes, Plain rice, Idly, Upma, Pongal.
Soak for 1 to 2 hours before cooking/preparing. Optimal soaking time is 4 hours.