Rice Varieties

Neelam Samba

Background

This paddy variety is named after one of the gems and also season of cultivation and is grown in the Chengalpattu region (Neelam means blue colour sapphire bead or grain, Samba-season of cultivation). Details about this variety are mentioned in Siddha medical texts. This variety is largely preferred by lactating mothers in South Indian villages.

Special Features

It is a highly suitable variety for areas which are prone to waterlogging.  It is best suited for cultivation in the vicinity of lakes.  It is also resistant to Brown plant hopper and Earhead bug.  Since the straw is very long it is used as a roofing material.

Nutritional Properties:

It is very high in potassium (237.7 mg/100 g), magnesium, and phosphorus.

Therapeutic Properties

This rice has high medicinal value.  It improves the immunity power.  Rice is given both to pregnant mothers since it has very high calcium content and to lactating mothers since it is shown to increase lactation.

Suggested Dishes

It is suitable as table rice. It is used for making delicious idlis, ideal for nutritious porridge for breakfast.

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Seasons

It is cultivated during Samba (July 15th to January 14th)

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Color and Quality of Rice

The rice is red in colour which is coarse

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Crop duration

180 days

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Adopt this Rice

INR 15,000

Background

This paddy variety is named after one of the gems and also season of cultivation and is grown in the Chengalpattu region (Neelam means blue colour sapphire bead or grain, Samba-season of cultivation). Details about this variety are mentioned in Siddha medical texts. This variety is largely preferred by lactating mothers in South Indian villages.

Special Features

It is a highly suitable variety for areas which are prone to waterlogging.  It is best suited for cultivation in the vicinity of lakes.  It is also resistant to Brown plant hopper and Earhead bug.  Since the straw is very long it is used as a roofing material.

Nutritional Properties:

It is very high in potassium (237.7 mg/100 g), magnesium, and phosphorus.

Therapeutic Properties

This rice has high medicinal value.  It improves the immunity power.  Rice is given both to pregnant mothers since it has very high calcium content and to lactating mothers since it is shown to increase lactation.

Suggested Dishes

It is suitable as table rice. It is used for making delicious idlis, ideal for nutritious porridge for breakfast.

Background

This paddy variety is named after one of the gems and also season of cultivation and is grown in the Chengalpattu region (Neelam means blue colour sapphire bead or grain, Samba-season of cultivation). Details about this variety are mentioned in Siddha medical texts. This variety is largely preferred by lactating mothers in South Indian villages.

Special Features

It is a highly suitable variety for areas which are prone to waterlogging.  It is best suited for cultivation in the vicinity of lakes.  It is also resistant to Brown plant hopper and Earhead bug.  Since the straw is very long it is used as a roofing material.

Nutritional Properties:

It is very high in potassium (237.7 mg/100 g), magnesium, and phosphorus.

Therapeutic Properties

This rice has high medicinal value.  It improves the immunity power.  Rice is given both to pregnant mothers since it has very high calcium content and to lactating mothers since it is shown to increase lactation.

Suggested Dishes

It is suitable as table rice. It is used for making delicious idlis, ideal for nutritious porridge for breakfast.

Donor

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