Rice Varieties

Karungkuruvai

Background

The name of this variety is mentioned in various ancient records. This variety is named after its colour and the harvesting period. (Karu-Black, kuruvai-season). This variety is widely cultivated in Valangaiman areas of Thiruvarur district.

Special Features

The Glycemic index of this variety is in the range of 50-55, which is low when compared to popular rice varieties in the market. This variety provides great stamina.

Nutritional Properties

This rice is very high in potassium and magnesium.
It is also very high in iron (7.60 mg/100 g) and calcium

Therapeutic Properties

Siddha Physicians called this rice as “Man of the Match” because of its varied nutritional and therapeutic properties. It is believed that this rice variety has a number of medicinal properties which cures fever, stomach related problems, eye irritation, leprosy, filariasis and eliminates various other poisons from the body. Parboiled Karungkuruvai rice wards of skin diseases, urinary tract diseases, poisonous stings and it promotes health. It has low GIycemic index (53.81) and therefore suitable for diabetic patients.

Suggested Dishes

It is a good table rice variety with an earthy aroma. It is consumed both as raw and boiled rice. It pairs well with Sambar and Rasam. It is also ideal for making idly, dosa, adai, payasam and aappam.

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Seasons

It is normally cultivated during Kuruvai and Navarai (between June 1st to August 31st and December 15th to March 14th).

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Color and Quality of Rice

The rice is dark brown in colour which is of coarse quality.

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Crop duration

125 days

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Adopt this Rice

INR 15,000

Background

The name of this variety is mentioned in various ancient records. This variety is named after its colour and the harvesting period. (Karu-Black, kuruvai-season). This variety is widely cultivated in Valangaiman areas of Thiruvarur district.

Special Features

The Glycemic index of this variety is in the range of 50-55, which is low when compared to popular rice varieties in the market. This variety provides great stamina.

Nutritional Properties

This rice is very high in potassium and magnesium.
It is also very high in iron (7.60 mg/100 g) and calcium

Therapeutic Properties

Siddha Physicians called this rice as “Man of the Match” because of its varied nutritional and therapeutic properties. It is believed that this rice variety has a number of medicinal properties which cures fever, stomach related problems, eye irritation, leprosy, filariasis and eliminates various other poisons from the body. Parboiled Karungkuruvai rice wards of skin diseases, urinary tract diseases, poisonous stings and it promotes health. It has low GIycemic index (53.81) and therefore suitable for diabetic patients.

Suggested Dishes

It is a good table rice variety with an earthy aroma. It is consumed both as raw and boiled rice. It pairs well with Sambar and Rasam. It is also ideal for making idly, dosa, adai, payasam and aappam.

Background

The name of this variety is mentioned in various ancient records. This variety is named after its colour and the harvesting period. (Karu-Black, kuruvai-season). This variety is widely cultivated in Valangaiman areas of Thiruvarur district.

Special Features

The Glycemic index of this variety is in the range of 50-55, which is low when compared to popular rice varieties in the market. This variety provides great stamina.

Nutritional Properties

This rice is very high in potassium and magnesium.
It is also very high in iron (7.60 mg/100 g) and calcium

Therapeutic Properties

Siddha Physicians called this rice as “Man of the Match” because of its varied nutritional and therapeutic properties. It is believed that this rice variety has a number of medicinal properties which cures fever, stomach related problems, eye irritation, leprosy, filariasis and eliminates various other poisons from the body. Parboiled Karungkuruvai rice wards of skin diseases, urinary tract diseases, poisonous stings and it promotes health. It has low GIycemic index (53.81) and therefore suitable for diabetic patients.

Suggested Dishes

It is a good table rice variety with an earthy aroma. It is consumed both as raw and boiled rice. It pairs well with Sambar and Rasam. It is also ideal for making idly, dosa, adai, payasam and aappam.

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