Bengal is traditionally home to a wide variety of rice grains where each type comes with its own distinct flavour, texture and aroma. Being an integral part of the Bengali staple diet, it is often cooked in many different ways for various occasions. Be it fried rice, polau, simple steamed rice or ‘payesh’, a true Bengali simply cannot do a meal without a plateful of it.
Bengal rice has a rich tradition of folk cultivation and has more than five hundred plus known varieties. Unfortunately, most of them have lost their charm and essence with the passage of time. However, a noticeable resurgence is taking place all across Bengal and in an effort to bring back some of the lost varieties, communities of farmers under the advice of the Agricultural Scientists and Govt support, are joining hands and coming together with an optimistic notion to revive the past glory of diversified rice cultivation.
The variety of rice that we offer here in ‘The Bengal Store’ is ‘atap’ variety and is known as 'Mulliphulo'. Long grain, unpolished, aromatic in nature, this variety is cultivated by farmers in the South of Bengal without the use of any pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Bring home the goodness of mineral rich rice grains and give your family the nutrients their body and mind deserve. Hurry up and place your order online, today!
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|
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