The height of this variety can even hide wild elephants when they enter the farm and for this reason, it is called as “Kattu yaanam” (meaning wild elephant in Tamil).
Health benefit :
1)Fight against many disease– Kaatu yaanam rice helps to control diabetes. It has a very low glycemic index, when compared to other traditional rice. This rice is also helpful in arthritis. It is also very good for heart health. This rice also protect vital body organs.
2)It is rich in minerals-This rice is very high in folic acid which helps to improve pelvic bone hence highly recommended for pregnant ladies. Pregnant ladies can also consume this rice to induce normal delivery.
3) Good fibers-The fiber in brown rice means that the digestion time of this carbohydrate is slower than processed grains, including white rice. This means that there is a more controlled slower release of sugar into the bloodstream.