Seeraga samba — this indigenous variety of rice needs no introduction. The word instantly brings memories of the humble delicacy of biryani. Aromatic, tiny, and pricey — the rice has been gaining immense popularity in households and the hotel industry for its distinct flavour-absorbing properties.
The rice takes its name from seeragam (cumin seeds) because of its physical resemblance, both being small and ovular; samba refers to the season (typically August to January) when the rice is grown.
Seeraga samba rice contains selenium which helps to prevent the cancer of colon and intestine. It has got more fiber and anti-oxidant which helps to remove free radicals from colon and intestine. It also has phytonutrients which help to fight breast cancer and strengthens the heart.
Helps in lowering cholesterol
The oil in the seeraga rice reduces the cholesterol. It is rich in fiber hence, reduces the LDL cholesterol and increases HDL in the body.
Rich in Fiber
Since it is rich in fiber, it controls the calories in the food and thus stops more intake of food. It also eases digestion and helps to relieve constipation