Radha-Tilak Rice

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Description

Bengal rice has a rich tradition of folk cultivation and had more than five hundred plus varieties, most of them unfortunately have been lost over the passage of time. However a new resurgence is seen across Bengal to revive some of the lost varieties and communities of farmers under advice from Agricultural Scientists have come together with a positive notion to bring back our past glory.

This varient of rice offered to you is known as Radha-Tilak, it is an 'Atap' rice and has been cultivated without the use of pesticides and fertilizers. These varieties are unpolished and rich in mineral content unlike the polished and nutrient less varieties available in the market.

‘Radha-Tilak’ has a quaint reference to the folklore encircling Lord Krishna and Radha, and is believed to be the grain choice of the latter. This short grain strong aroma variety is para-boiled in nature and is procured from the farmers of South Bengal.

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.

Vitamin B2

 

Ribiflabin

0.06mg/100g

This vitamin is essential for eye health, prevention of anemia, recovery from Malaria.

Vitamin B3

 

Niacin

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

Cooking instructions

This rice is best used for Khichdri&Paes. This rice has a good aroma and is a much better substitute for GobindoBhog rice. This rice can also be used as plain rice. Water has to be boiled thoroughly and the washed rice has to be poured and cooked maximum for 5 minutes. Please ensure to be present till the process is complete. Finally the rice can be taken with great satisfaction and appreciation.

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