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Karuppu Kavuni

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It has a low GI and originates in Tamilnadu. It has used on special occasions and served to honoured guests. It is an ancient variety of rice eaten only by the King’s family and forbidden for others. Also called forbidden rice in China, as it was grown exclusively for royal families. It is now cultivated organically and available for common people.
It is a great substitute for traditional antioxidant-rich foods. An antioxidant is also known to actively break down the nasty types of arterial plaque and chemically fight high cholesterol levels.

Controls diabetes
Rich in antioxidants and nutrients
Prevention of heart diseases

Nutrients per 100 grams*

Energy (kcal) 332
Protein (g) 8.9
Carbohydrate (g) 71
Dietary fiber (g) 3.6
Fat (g) 1.4
Iron (mg) 6.5

* approximate values

Soak for 4 hours to overnight and cook in 3 cups of water per cup of rice.

Best for Pongal. Alternate for table rice.