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Let us introduce you to the super star in our Rice Aisle - Kaatuyanam!

Kaatuyanam, a firm red rice, has a treasure trove of nutrients cocooned within its velvety glow and a distinctive nutty flavour. Unpolished and straight from nature, it is the only rice variety that is naturally fortified with calcium. 

Being rich in calcium, magnesium, protein, soluble and insoluble fibres, antioxidants, vitamin B, zinc, and iron, Kaatuyanam rice effectively defies the age old adage that rice is just a source of carbohydrates. 

This impactful combination of nutrients, vitamins, and fibres will enrich your overall health by building and strengthening the bones, improving blood circulation, strengthening the immune system, and ensuring seamless functioning of the internal organs. In tune with its down to earth goodness, Kattuyanam rice is in an earthy reddish brown hue. 

Making it a part of your diet is the best gift you could give your family. Kaatuyanam rice is especially beneficial for children as it plays a major role in building and strengthening their bones in every growth spurt.

Health benefits of Kaatuyanam rice

  • Strengthens bones and teeth
  • Maintains bowel health
  • Prevents Folic acid & Vitamin B deficiency
  • Keeps diabetes in check due to its low glycemic index food source
  • Reduces obesity and improves digestion.
  • Boosts immune system with its zinc content
  • Enhances haemoglobin and prevents Anemia
  • Delays skin ailments and ageing as it is rich in anthocyanins.
  • Helps children develop strong bones and muscle strength.


Ideas to include it in your diet

Cooking 1 cup of rice in 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker is the simplest way to include it in the diet.

Your taste buds might rebel at the nutty taste, as they are more used to the classic taste of white rice. If this rebellion is strong, Kaatuyanam rice can be used to make idlis, dosas, adais, porridge etc

Fun fact about its name

Kaatuyanam literally means 'Forest Elephant'. Wonder why a rice variety is called that? 2 reasons are quoted.

1. As there is a similarity between elephants and humans.

As the huge weight of an elephant rests on its legs, our body weight and balance rests on our knee joints. So the bones in our knee joints deserve a regular supply of calcium for us to take sure-footed steps towards new horizons in life. Kaatuyanam being rich in calcium does just that.

2. As the Kaatuyanam crops grow really tall enough to hide an elephant behind them.

The Kaatuyanam crops are extra tall and bushy, when compared to other rice crop varieties.

Handpicked, packed, and sealed for freshness with meticulous care, Bliss Tree's Kaatuyanam rice is all set to enrich your health in a super tasty way!

By Lakshmipriya Maheswaran


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