Find out the Nutritional Value of Red Rice in Kerala

Published on: Aug 24, 2018

Red rice popularly known as Matta rice in Kerala is considered as a delicacy in Southern India. Matta rice is the unprocessed or unpolished rice, which is high in fibre and nutrients, and keeps sugar levels in check, particularly when had with an increased quantity of vegetables.

Over the last decades, many households in South India have started using polished white rice abstaining traditional brown rice and red rice varieties.

A study conducted by researchers from the Kerala Agricultural University in 2018 revealed that Pokkali rice was among the best species due to its nutritional value.

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