This is also popularly called as “Brown Rice”. Brown rice is a whole grain meaning it contains a large amount of fiber. This is due to the fact that the whole grain contains all three components: bran, germ and endosperm. Salient features are

  • Large amount of fiber
  • Rich in minerals
  • Better taste
  • Rich in Vitamin E, anti oxidants

Rajamudi is favourite everyday meal for the erstwhile Wodeyars, the Maharajas of Mysore. It can be used for daily consumption. It can also be used to prepare papads, rice flour, akki rotis, kadabu. Salient features are

  • Unpolished rice
  • Has good dietary fiber when compare to polished rice.
  • Natural antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • Better taste

The most referred rice in the ancient Ayurvedic text as Raktasali in Charaka and other Samhitas. Abundant in antioxidants and phytochemicals, Rich in dietary fiber and slow in digestion. Helps manage normal sugar levels. Salient features are

  • Good for diabetes and weight management
  • Natural antioxidants and phytonutrient

Navara is medicinal rice, having its origin in Kerala. It is an essential part of Ayurvedic treatment. Salient features:

  • Used for conditions such as arthritis, paralysis, neurological disorders, osteoporosis, piles
  • It rejuvenates muscles and tissues

The rare and exotic varieties grown in small pockets of Burma (Myanmar) and India. Black rice is rich in minerals, high in dietary fiber and has antioxidant properties. The unusual colour makes black rice very popular for exotic desserts. Salient features:

  • Good for diabetes and weight management
  • A rare variety of rice
  • Natural antioxidants and phytonutrients

It is parboiled red rice. The sugars is low in this rice and is released slowly in to the blood stream, causing blood glucose levels to rise and then fall more slowly than the foods which have a higher Glycemic Index (GI). Salient features:

  • Good for Diabetes
  • High fiber content

A traditional flavored and scented rice variety of Karnataka, cultivated in small pockets. It is the best rice for dishes like biriyani, pulav, ghee rice, tomato rice and payasam.

Salient features:

  • Natural antioxidants and phytonutrients