Samba rice is a small ovular grain, compared to the long grain of Pakistani basmati rice. It is free from stones and black seeds. It has all the essential parts of a balanced diet. Samba rice has a different taste and can be described as having a more ‘starchy’ or ‘corny’ flavor. It is a most preferred taste of Srilankans. When compared with other varieties, samba grains are hard. When cooked is less ‘fluffy’ in texture so gives a more filling meal with a higher caloric value.
Generally rice grown in Samba season (August – January) is referred to as Samba rice. This rice is grown for a longer duration compared to other types of rice.
- Instant Source of Energy
Carbohydrates in the rice is the chief energy source for functioning and the growth of our human formation, which directly influence all living organs of the human system.
- Free from Cholesterol
One of the many reasons that majority of the world’s population find rice as a comforting food item is due to the fact that, it does not contain any harmful fats, cholesterol or sodium.
- High Blood Pressure Soother
Eating a bowl of rice can cool off high blood pressure and hypertension. Since rice is low on sodium.
- Homemade Skin Care
Medical experts say that rice or the rice water has curative powers to maintain a perfect skin and shiny head hair. You may drink the rice water or use it as face or hair wash.
- Scientists have found that consuming diet rich in fibre can act as a protective shield against many types of cancers
- Rich in carbohydrate
- No cholesterol, barely any fat
- Considered a good source of vitamins and minerals
- Rice is gluten free and can be easily digested
- A half cup of cooked rice has only 82 calories
- Rich in fibre