Rice Varieties

Samba Mosanam

Background

The variety is suitable for growing near lakes.  Hence, it is also called Eri Nel (Eri means lake). Another name for this variety is Maduvu Muzhungi. Maduvu in Tamil means pond / lake.  It is said that people travelled by Boats and harvested “Samba Mosanam” in the lakes.   During the summer seasons when the ponds / lakes are dry the seeds are sown. Right after rainfall the seeds sprout and the plants grown.  As the water increases in the pond due to increased rainfall, the plant also grows taller and taller above the water level. Since it grows above the water level in the pond it is called “Maduvu Muzhungi” (literally meaning one that swallows the pond).   Since this withstands both drought and flooding and gives a reasonable yield it is known as Samba Mosanam (Mosanam means one that does not fail). The details of this variety is mentioned by Tamil Lexicons and in Abithana Chinthamani.

Special Features

It is a flood and drought resistant variety. It is also highly resistant to pest and diseases.

Nutritional Properties

This variety is high in calcium(45.1mg/100g) and magnesium.

Therapeutic Properties

Consumption of this rice variety increases the immunity power of the body and body strength.

Suggested Dishes

The variety is ideal for preparing Aval (Flattened rice), porridge, Idly and Dosa.  It is especially used for making hand pound aval.

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Seasons

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

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Color and Quality of Rice

The rice is red in colour with coarse rice quality.

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Crop duration

170 days

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Adopt this Rice

INR 15,000

Background

The variety is suitable for growing near lakes.  Hence, it is also called Eri Nel (Eri means lake). Another name for this variety is Maduvu Muzhungi. Maduvu in Tamil means pond / lake.  It is said that people travelled by Boats and harvested “Samba Mosanam” in the lakes.   During the summer seasons when the ponds / lakes are dry the seeds are sown. Right after rainfall the seeds sprout and the plants grown.  As the water increases in the pond due to increased rainfall, the plant also grows taller and taller above the water level. Since it grows above the water level in the pond it is called “Maduvu Muzhungi” (literally meaning one that swallows the pond).   Since this withstands both drought and flooding and gives a reasonable yield it is known as Samba Mosanam (Mosanam means one that does not fail). The details of this variety is mentioned by Tamil Lexicons and in Abithana Chinthamani.

Special Features

It is a flood and drought resistant variety. It is also highly resistant to pest and diseases.

Nutritional Properties

This variety is high in calcium(45.1mg/100g) and magnesium.

Therapeutic Properties

Consumption of this rice variety increases the immunity power of the body and body strength.

Suggested Dishes

The variety is ideal for preparing Aval (Flattened rice), porridge, Idly and Dosa.  It is especially used for making hand pound aval.

Background

The variety is suitable for growing near lakes.  Hence, it is also called Eri Nel (Eri means lake). Another name for this variety is Maduvu Muzhungi. Maduvu in Tamil means pond / lake.  It is said that people travelled by Boats and harvested “Samba Mosanam” in the lakes.   During the summer seasons when the ponds / lakes are dry the seeds are sown. Right after rainfall the seeds sprout and the plants grown.  As the water increases in the pond due to increased rainfall, the plant also grows taller and taller above the water level. Since it grows above the water level in the pond it is called “Maduvu Muzhungi” (literally meaning one that swallows the pond).   Since this withstands both drought and flooding and gives a reasonable yield it is known as Samba Mosanam (Mosanam means one that does not fail). The details of this variety is mentioned by Tamil Lexicons and in Abithana Chinthamani.

Special Features

It is a flood and drought resistant variety. It is also highly resistant to pest and diseases.

Nutritional Properties

This variety is high in calcium(45.1mg/100g) and magnesium.

Therapeutic Properties

Consumption of this rice variety increases the immunity power of the body and body strength.

Suggested Dishes

The variety is ideal for preparing Aval (Flattened rice), porridge, Idly and Dosa.  It is especially used for making hand pound aval.

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