5 Traditional Varieties Of Rice In India
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Types of rice cultivated in India: Do you know that rice is a staple for several families in India? But not everyone is aware of the various rice varieties available. Here, with this article, learn about the multiple types of rice with their nutritional benefit: 

White Rice (Polished)

White rice is effortless to digest and has a lot of energy; hence recommended to consume more. White rice helps in relieving digestive disorders like dysentery and diarrhoea. White rice has high carbohydrate content, enough amount of protein and is low in fibre. One hundred fifty grams of rice contains 5 grams of protein.

Jasmine Rice

Jasmine rice is mainly served with seafood and coconut. Want to know the reason why? It is because of its beautiful floral aroma. One cup of jasmine rice contains 45 grams of carbohydrate, 5 grams of proteins, and 216 overall calories. Do you know that jasmine rice is a substitute for basmati rice? 

Black Rice

If a person has diabetes and Alzheimer's, then black rice can be a great idea as it contains inflammatory properties and anthocyanin antioxidants. It is a great vitamin E and iron source, found mainly in the South-East Asian region. Soak the black rice and cook it with sugar, cardamom and ghee.

Basmati Rice

Do you know that basmati rice is safe for diabetics? It is low in (GI) Glycemic index, and a cup of basmati rice contains twenty per cent fibre. Basmati rice can be both brown or white and is also available at different costs. 

Red Rice

Do you want to stay active and fit? Then say hello to your best friend, i.e. red rice. Although many would not like its taste, it is rich in vitamin B6 and iron. One hundred grams of red rice contains seven grams of protein. 

Make sure to consult an expert before including any of the above in your regular diet.