Medicinal rice with innumerable health benefits
Organic and 100% natural
Recommended for pregnant women and lactating mothers
One of the rarest and most precious varieties of rice that we have is Rakthashali Red Rice. This small and slender-grained rice is known for its nutritive and medicinal properties. It comes to us as unpolished raw rice with full bran. Rakthashali Red Rice is good for making kanji or rice porridge and payasam. Steamed rice can be eaten with Indian curries. It can be consumed by all ages especially the aged, the ailing, and the young.
Charaka Samhita, which is the oldest text on Ayurveda medicine mentions the curative properties of Raktashali Red Rice. It is known to help produce blood cells and considered to be very good for women who are anaemic. We also have anecdotal evidence from our own farmer’s family that the rice is recommended during chemotherapy to stabilise or retain blood count.
Raktashali has high levels of Vitamin B5 which help in the production of red blood cells. Therefore it is good for women and also persons undergoing various high-stress illnesses and treatments.
Bio Basics procures Raktashali Red Rice from two farms in Kozhikode and Wayanad. Now our Tamil Nadu farmer group that has been trying to grow Raktashali also harvested their organically grown Raktashali. So, it comes from two sources. Since it is medicinal rice, it comes as unpolished raw rice rather than parboiled. The plant is very sensitive to climatic variations. The grain is dense with nutrients. The rice is harvested in December-January. It is aged and milled fresh every one or two months.
We consider it one of the top five rice varieties that we carry.
- Aids metabolism and weight loss
- Builds stamina and immunity
- Reduces the risk of cancer, anemia, and diabetes
- Once plastic package is opened, transfer the rice to an airtight container and store in a cool and dry place.
- Refrigerate long-stored rice to retain its properties and keep it fresh."
Pre-soak for 2-3 hours.
Pressure cooker: 1 cup rice : 3 cups water. Cook on high flame for up to three whistles. Lower the flame and cook for another two more whistles.