This is one of the traditional rice varieties which was lost after after the green revolution.
“The name of this rice is based on a instance. Earlier this rice will be given to the bride groom before the marriage to increase his strength in order to lift the stone (illavata kal) and prove his ability to get married. So the rice named.”
This rice is said to improve digestion, cure mouth ulcers and control diabetics.
Health Benefits of Mapillai Samba Rice:
- Increase Hemoglobin content.
- Increase brain strength
- Reduces body heat
- Good for diabetics persons
- Fibrous in nature
- Fights against cancer