Health Benefit and Nutritional content of kaikuthal arisi (rice) 

  • Great Source of Energy: Kaikuthal rice is abundant in carbohydrates; it acts as fuel for the body and aids in the normal functioning of the brain. Carbohydrates are essential to be metabolized by the body and turned into functional, usable energy. The vitamins, minerals, and various organic components increase the functioning and metabolic activity of all your organ systems, which further increases energy levels.
  • Cholesterol Free: Kaikuthal rice is extremely beneficial for health, simply because it does not contain harmful fats, cholesterol or sodium. It forms an integral part of balanced diet. It has low levels of fat, cholesterol, and sodium which will help in reducing obesity and the health conditions associated with being overweight.
  • Blood Pressure Management: Kaikuthal Rice is low in sodium, so it is considered one of the best foods for those suffering from high blood pressure and hypertension. Sodium can cause veins and arteries to constrict, increasing the stress and strain on the cardiovascular system as the blood pressure increases. This is also associated with heart conditions like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes, so avoiding excess sodium is always a good idea.

 Nutrients (per 100 g)                        Nutritional values

 Energy                                                   232 kcal          

 Protein                                                  4.8g                

 Carbohydrate                                       50 g              

 Total dietary fibre 5.5 g              

 Fats                                                        1.1 g             

Health Benefit and Nutritional content of parboiled rice 

  • Parboiled rice is an excellent source of soluble fibre. It helps to lower the levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol in the blood. The oil present in parboiled rice may help lower harmful cholesterol levels and blood pressure, whilst raising the levels of 'healthy' HDL cholesterol. 
  • The fibre in parboiled rice means that the digestion time of this carbohydrate is slower than processed grains, including white rice. It indicates that there is a more controlled slower release of sugar into the bloodstream and it has a lower glycemic index (GI) compared to other grains.

Nutrients (per 100 g)                          Nutritional values

Energy                                                    300 kcal

Protein                                                       6 g

Carbohydrate                                          74 g

Total dietary fibre                                    3 g

Fats                                                            0 g

Health Benefit and Nutritional content of Mappillai samba rice

  • Mappillai samba rice is a good source of iron and zinc. Iron contributes to the production of myoglobin and haemoglobin.
  • Myoglobin and haemoglobin deliver oxygen to muscles and tissues keeping body high in energy level. It also contains pro-anthocyanins which help to reduce cholesterol and hyperglycaemia.

Nutrients (per 100 g)                       Nutritional values

Energy                                                 359 kcal

Protein                                                     7 g

Carbohydrate                                       89 g

Total dietary fibre 1 g

Fats                                                          1 g

Health Benefit and Nutritional content of seeraga samba rice 

  • Helps in fighting cancer: Seeraga samba rice contains selenium which helps to prevent the cancer of colon and intestine. It has got more fibre and anti-oxidant which helps to remove free radicals from colon and intestine. It also has phytonutrients which help to fight breast cancer and strengthens the heart.
  • Helps in lowering cholesterol: The oil in the seeraga rice reduces the cholesterol. It is rich in fibre hence, reduces the LDL cholesterol and increases HDL in the body.
  • Rich in Fibre: Since it is rich in fibre, it controls the calories in the food and thus stops more intake of food. It also eases digestion and helps to relieve constipation.

Nutrients (per 100 g)                       Nutritional values

Energy                                                 170 kcal

Protein                                                    3 g

Carbohydrate                                      38 g

Total dietary fibre                             2.3 g

Fats                                                        0

Health Benefit and Nutritional content of Basmati rice

  • The Body needs carbohydrates to function and basmati rice is an excellent source of energy.
  • It is low in fibre and easy indigestion.

Nutrients (per 100 g)                       Nutritional values

Energy                                                 300 kcal

Protein                                                 6.1 g

Carbohydrate                                      60 g

Total dietary fibre                                2 g

Fats                                                     0.7 g

Health Benefit and Nutritional content of Red, Matta rice

  • Helps to lower the cholesterol: Matta /Red rice’s also helps in reducing the blood levels of total cholesterol. The active component in red rice is monacolin K which helps to lower the cholesterol level. Do not take red rice in case you have liver disease, pregnant, or younger than 18. Side effects consist of gas, heartburn and dizziness.
  • It lowers the risk of obesity: Red rice will help you decrease the desire to eat and may cause to feel fuller for a long time. Moreover, red rice provides energy and helps in the digestion. Red rice has a very low fat. High-fat consumption boosts the chance of obesity.

Nutrients                            Nutritional values

 Energy                                 405 kcal

Protein                                    7 g

Carbohydrate                      87 g

Total dietary fibre             3.2 g

Fats                                     0.5 g

Health Benefit and Nutritional content of Black rice

  • Weight Management: It is seen that Black rice helps in weight management. It helps you to satiate the hunger and may cause to feel fuller for a long time because of its higher fibre content, and high fibre foods keep us fuller for longer, preventing hunger and cravings.  The antioxidant ANTHOCYANIN present in black rice helps to inhibit cholesterol absorption in the body.
  • Fiber: Black rice has a good amount dietary fibre. Eating foods that are high in fibre will help you fuller longer after you eat. This may be useful if you are trying to lose weight.

Nutrients (per 100 g)                        Nutritional values

Energy                                                 180 kcal

Protein                                                    5 g

Carbohydrate                                      34 g

Total dietary fibre                             3.9 g

Fats                                                     1.5 g

Conclusion:-

You can include Kaikuthal [Brown Rice], Matta / Red Rice, Black rice in your diet.