Bengal rice is cultivated using nature-friendly and traditional transplantation method of farming. More than five hundred plus indigenous folk varieties existed over ages but sadly, most of them have lost their glory with the passage of time. However, groups of farmers have now come together and joined hands with the agricultural scientist community to revive some of the forgotten varieties of rice grains under active support by the Govt.
The variety of rice that we are offering here at ‘The Bengal Store’ is known as "Kalonuniya". The name is derived from the black panicle of the paddy from which the glistening white rice grain with a pleasant fragrance is produced. It is parboiled, unpolished, high in mineral content and is cultivated in the northern part of west Bengal, without the use of any harmful insecticides and fertilizers. Dietary fibers found in unpolished rice help maintain a healthy heart by lowering cholesterol and also assists in keeping one’s blood sugar level in check.
You can order it online and get it delivered to your doorstep, anytime, anywhere!
We provide 1KG of rice per unit.
The contents of the rice as tested by IIT Kharagpur are given below:
|Proteins||1.25gm/100 grams||Lower by 60%, than most commercial varieties. Effective for diabetic consumers|
|Carbohydrates||78 g/ 100 grams||Higher than standard commercial rice, relatively standard rice is about 55 grams.|
|Fats||0.20g/100g||The standard fats present being 0.40g, this is lower in fat.|
|ZInc||59ppm||This is remarkably high. Normally zinc is present at 16-28ppm. So this variety can provide a very necessary micronutrient (zinc) needed for growth and immunity.|
|Vitamin B1||0.47mg/100g||30-50% of recommended daily allowance. So this is effective for metabolism and the functioning of the heart, muscle and the nervous system. Also, effective for people with diabetes, sudden weight loss, HIV/AIDS, alchoholism.|
|0.06mg/100g||This vitamin is essential for eye health, prevention of anemia, recovery from Malaria.|
|4.4mg/100g||It is a good source of essential vitamin used to treat high blood cholestrol.|
|Calories||343KCal||Compared to standard 242Kcalthis has 50% more calories|
This rice should be cooked with caution & patience. Water has to be boiled thoroughly and the rice should be washed in clean water and thereafter should be poured in the boiled water and cook it for about 5 minutes maximum. A constant vigil has to be kept so that the rice is not over cooked. The rice will emit an aroma and this is palatable when served.
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