Futuro Seeraga Samba Rice:
- Samba rice, which is the traditional rice in southern India, comes in many varieties one of which is seeraga samba rice. This tiny-grain seeraga samba gets its name from its resemblance to cumin, which is seeragam or seera in Tamil Nadu. It is the most expensive rice grown in that southern India state.
- When cooked properly these rice grains are fluffy and loose. Samba rice has a unique taste like starchy or corny flavour. This grain is much harder and eating it gives more filling feel with a high caloric value.
- This rice is grown in samba season (aug to jan). It takes longer duration to grow as compared to other varieties of rice. People in South India mostly prepare briyani using this rice. This rice absorbs the flavour of masala instead of lending the dish a strong flavour the way basmati rice does.
- The rice is easy to cook, delicious taste and aromatic, rich in vitamins with a high caloric value. Traditionally used in the preparation of biriyani and preparation of rice items – Lemon rice, Tamarind rice, Tomato rice, etc.
- This rice variety rice contains components that help prevent cancer
- The oil in the seeraga rice reduces cholesterol. Hence strengthens the heart.
- Since it is rich in fibre, it controls the calories in the food and thus stops more intake of food. It also eases digestion and helps to relieve constipation.
- It reduces free radicals from colon and intestine.