Kalanamak rice (Traditional Raw Rice variety) 500g.

Kalanamak rice (Traditional Raw Rice variety) 500g

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Order 100% Organic Kalanamak Rice and other Organic Traditional Rice Varieties Online (Exclusively Vacuum Packed) from Sweet Karam Coffee

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Out of all the Indian traditional rice varieties, kala namak rice is amongst the healthiest. This particular variant of rice has a very high protein content and it is also packed with various nutrients like iron and zinc. If we talk about the kalanamak rice benefits, then, it's Alzheimer's fighting properties stand our proverbially. is one of the healthiest variants of rice. Our organic kalanamak rice has a low glycemic index and is a perfect addition to the diet of diabetic people. As a matter of fact, Kalanamak rice has also been regarded as Lord Buddhas gift to mankind as he greatly espoused the consumption of this rice.

We bring forth organic Kala namak rice variety for our customers to give them the gift of health and taste.

Sweet Karam Coffee is happy to partner with Namma Nellu to bring 100% organic rice varieties to your home.

About Namma Nellu: 

  • India is endowed with very exceptionally rich biodiversity in rice. So rich that it will take you 500 years to taste all native varieties of rice just once if you eat one rice a day!
  • Since 1995 Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (CIKS) an NGO has been conserving traditional rice varieties and documenting and researching their agronomic properties.
  • Through the years they have realised that these varieties are important not only for their agronomic properties (flood/drought resistance, pests/disease resistance, suitability to various soil types and ecosystems etc.) but also their value in terms of nutrition, culinary traditions and therapeutic value.
  • The numbers and extent of cultivation of these varieties have been declining sharply and many of these varieties are threatened with extinction.
  • Namma Nellu through Sempulam Sustainable Solutions is involved in helping these farmers market these varieties. Systematic monitoring of organic cultivation of these varieties is ensured. Farmers are paid a premium price at the point of purchase itself. Namma Nellu provides branding and marketing support and ensures the customer organically cultivated traditional varieties.
  • Namma Nellu also procures region-specific rice varieties from across India from genuine organic farmers. Along with its huge range of traditional organic rice varieties, organically cultivated pulses and millets are also procured directly from farmers and supplied to the consumers.
  • During the course of its work for the last 27 years on indigenous seed conservation, the Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (CIKS) has collected more than 100 indigenous varieties of rice suitable for cultivation in Tamil Nadu.
  • Several indigenous paddy varieties have a low Glycemic Index (GI) and this is of crucial importance in a population with a high and increasing incidence of diabetes.

    Organic is not a trend, it is the traditional way to live healthy.


    Nutritional Properties

    It is very high in protein and high in iron, calcium, and zinc. 

    [Low GI Index - 50.71]

    Nutritional Content

    Raw Kalanamak
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    Modern Varieties
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    The name is derived from the Black (Kala) husk.  The term namak indicates that it can grow in any saline soil. 


    The Chinese traveler Fa Hien quotes that when Lord Buddha visited Kapilavastu the villagers asked him for a gift.  He gave them the grains of Kalanamak asking them to sow it in a marshy place. He is also supposed to have told them "the rice will have a typical aroma which will always remind people about him". Buddhist monks used to carry this rice variety for consumption wherever they went and it increased their longevity.


    Characteristics of the grain

    The colour of the rice is white and it is a fine rice.


    Special Features

    It is rich in 40 mineral salts.


    Therapeutic properties

    It is used to cure nerve disorders, kidney problems, skin diseases, blood pressure, and diabetes.  This variety is suitable for pregnant women.

    Cooking / Dishes

    • This aromatic variety is superior to Basmati in every respect except grain length.

    • Can be used as special table rice and also for making Pulav, Biryani, Table Variety, Ghee Rice, Variety Rice, Pongal, Kanji, Idli, Dosa, Payasam.


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