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Brown rice is produced when only the outermost layer of the rice grain is removed. This prevents depletion of nutrients which occurs during the polishing that converts brown rice into white rice. Unlike white rice, organic brown rice is whole grain rice and more nutritious.
Benefits of eating Indrayani Brown Rice grown using Natural Farming principles :
- Unpolished with the husk intact
- Rich in selenium
- High in manganese
- Rich in naturally-occurring oils
- Rich in anti-oxidants
- High in fibre
- Helps in reducing cholesterol
- Helps in regulating and lowering blood pressure
- Great for digestion
- Good cholesterol
- Low sodium
- High fibre
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Red Rice₹ 135.00
Red rice is a kind of unpolished rice which has higher nutritional value compared to white rice or even polished rice. Cooking time is comparatively more than white rice and it has a nutty taste and more gratifying flavor. It is fiber rich content, Vitamin B1 & B2, iron and calcium. Because of higher nutritive content and health advantages of red rice, it is strongly advised for heart patients as well as diabetics. Additionally it is loved by health gurus as well as fitness fanatics since it’s high fiber content helps gain less weight. By consuming red rice, you can get the following nutrition and also health advantages.
Health benefits of Red Rice :
1. Contains antioxidants to counteract free radicals
Red/brown rice is a great source of iron or manganese. Mangan, who was simply instrumental in producing energy for the body is a vital element of the enzyme and is also an anti-oxidant that may safeguard the body from free-radicals which are formed once the energy produced. Additionally, red/brown rice is full of zinc, a mineral that can help accelerate wound healing and maintain the body’s defense mechanisms to function effectively. Just like iron or manganese, zinc is additionally full of anti-oxidants that safeguard the body from free-radicals that may damage tissues and cells within the body.
2. Containing Vitamin B6
By consuming only one serving of red rice one can meet 23 percent of vitamin B6, the quantity required for the functioning of the organ. This particular vitamin is required to help balance the development of serotonin, red blood cells helping the creation of DNA cells.
3. Can Lower High Cholesterol
Human studies have reported red rice’s effect on reducing the blood levels of total cholesterol. The active component in red rice is monacolin K. It’s just like lovastatin within the prescription drug cholesterol-lowering drug, Mevacor.
Do not take red rice in case you have liver disease, are pregnant, or are younger than 18. Side effects consist of gas, heartburn and dizziness.
4. Can Help Prevent Heart Disease
Higher amounts of low-density lipoprotein or LDL in the blood cause plaque build-up in the walls of the arteries. This particular narrows the size of the arteries and could block the coronary artery, causing a heart attack. Reducing LDL cholesterol levels reduces the chance of heart disease.
5. Can Lower Blood Glucose
Uncontrolled blood glucose levels in diabetics can ruin the eyes, kidneys and also the coronary heart. Controlling blood sugar levels reduces these dangers.
6. It lowers the risk of obesity
Red rice will help you decrease the desire to eat and may cause you to feel fuller for the really long time. Moreover, red rice provides energy in your body and helps the digestion. Red rice is completely fat-free. Most likely you know that high-fat consumption boost the chance of obesity. It’s been shown that individuals who eat red rice on a daily basis, have got a reduce chance of obesity. In case you are attempting to drop a few unwanted pounds, eating red rice could make the method simpler.
7. It helps in fighting asthma
Since red rice is a superb source of magnesium, which will help to manage your normal breathing pattern, consuming red rice regularly will assist you to avoid the issue of asthma. This really is among the best advantages of eating red rice. If you suffer from asthma, talk to your doctor and discover whether you can consume red rice or not.
8. It’s fortified with powerful antioxidants
Red rice is additionally loaded with effective anti-oxidants which are extremely therapeutic for the skin. Consuming red rice frequently might help avoid the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. Plus, red rice may help firm and tighten the skin and minimize the damage brought on by UV rays that may result in wrinkles.
9. Red rice is good for your bone health
As we mentioned above, red rice is a superb source of magnesium, that is ideal for your bone health. Magnesium is a crucial nutrient needed to build healthy bones and magnesium deficiency can result in osteoporosis and low bone density later in life. It has been verified that regular consumption of red rice will help avoid and relieve joint problems.
10. It’s rich in fiber
Red rice is really a whole grain to help you meet your daily fiber requirements. One-quarter cup of red rice consists of about 2 grams of fiber, and it’s 8 percent of your daily fiber requirements. Fiber is renowned for its capability to assist in preventing and alleviate constipation, and enhance bowel function. While white rice is full of carbs, red rice is loaded with fiber. Additionally, it offers energy to your body required for regular body functioning.
Gehu khapli (flour)₹ 130.00 – ₹ 600.00
Why you need to switch to Khapli (Emmer) Wheat today? This long grain Cereal is grown with Natural Farming (ZBNF) principles without any use of Chemicals and Fertilizers by a marginal farmer in Maharashtra who produces only a limited quantity. It is low in Gluten and rich in Fibre which suits diabetics who cannot live without home made Rotis and a great option for all Pasta-addicts. Therapeutic benefits for considering Emmer Wheat : - Low Gluten content - Low Glycemic Index - Lowers Blood Sugar Levels - Lowers Lipid Levels - High Fiber and Protein content - Rich in Magnesium, Niacin and Iron - Rich with Anti Oxidants
Ambemohar Brown Rice₹ 150.00 – ₹ 630.00
The word Ambemohar means mango blossom in Marathi language which is spoken in the state of Maharashtra where the cultivar originates from. The rice has strong aroma reminiscent of mango blossoms. The rice has been cultivated in the region for a long time. The variety is grown in the foothills of the Western ghats region of the state of Maharashtra in India. It is a low yielding rice (1.9 ton/ha). The grains are short (5.5 mm) and wide (2.2 mm) compared to the well known basmati rice. Ambemohar rice is used to prepare a thick soup of rice and milk called ‘Bhatachi Pej’ locally, mainly for children, elderly people and patients. (Rice Kanji). The rice is also used in religious and wedding ceremonies. In Mulshi region of Pune district, it is used for making ‘Vapholya’ - A traditional food item prepared during Makar Sankranti festival. The rice has been used for making soft Idli and crispy dosa. It is also used for making puffed rice called Murmure in the Marathi language. The bran from the rice is used for oil extraction or for Mushroom cultivation. It is now rare to find farmers who grow Ambemohar regularly. Since the production cost is high, the retail cost in turn has to be high. So, retailers in Maharashtra, pass off lookalikes as original Ambemohar to gain higher profit margins. This has further discouraged the production of Ambemohar, since the farmers can earn more profit themselves by growing lookalikes.
Cooking methodBeing a short grain rice variant, it has to be washed with water 2-3 times if you don’t want your rice to be sticky. This will do away with the extra starch. Once washed, take about 2 cups of water to one cup of rice and cook it. Let it simmer for around 20 minutes. This variety does not take much time to cook so keep a watch when it is on heat. Finally, throw away the water to get the rice with a gentle perfume.
|AMBEMOHAR||PRESSURE COOKING||PAN METHOD|
|Quantity||1 cup||1 cup|
|Water||2 1/2 cups||2 cups|
|The ratio of rice and water||1:2||Enough to cover the rice|
|Pressure release||1-2 whistles, 7-8 Minutes||8-10 minutes|
|Results||Perfectly cooked rice||Drain the excess water to avoid sogginess|
What can you cook with Ambemohor rice :
- Masala Bhaat
- Kanji for kids and those recovering from illness
- Idli and Dosa batter
- Firni & Kheer
- Aromatic savoury rice dishes like Biryani and Pulao
Benefits of eating Ambemohar Brown Rice grown using Natural Farming principles :
- Unpolished with the husk intact
- Reduces cholesterol
- Helps in regulating and lowering blood pressure
- Good for digestion
- Has a mango fragrance
- Low sodium
- High soluble fibre
- Contains good natural oils
- Low Glycemic index
Black Rice₹ 250.00
Black rice, also called forbidden rice or "emperor's rice," is gaining popularity for its high levels of antioxidants and superior nutritional value. Forbidden rice earned its name because it was once reserved for the Chinese emperor to ensure his health and longevity, and forbidden to anyone else. Forbidden rice is a medium-grain, non-glutinous heirloom rice with a deep purple hue and a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. This whole-grain rice is rich in anthocyanins, which are antioxidant pigments that give the rice its unusual color. Relative to other rice varieties, forbidden rice is high in protein and iron; according to Chinese medicine, it is considered a blood tonic.
The Nutritional Value
In comparison to other varieties, black rice has more fiber and protein than red, brown, or white rice. This, combined with its high level of anthocyanins, makes it a nutrition powerhouse. A 1/2 cup serving of prepared black rice, made from about 1/4 cup of uncooked rice, contains 160 calories, 1 1/2 grams of fat, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, and 4 percent of iron.