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Koraput Kala Jeera Rice : GI Tag

Koraput Kala Jeera Rice: GI Tag

Koraput Kala Jeera Rice got GI Tag.

  • Koraput Kala Jeera Rice is grown in Koraput district’s Tolla, Patraput, Pujariput, Baliguda, and Mohuli areas.
  • It is called the ‘Prince of Rice’.
  • It is an aromatic variety of rice.
  • It is popular for its black colour, good aroma, taste, and texture.
  • The black-coloured rice variety, is famous for its aroma, taste, texture and nutritional value.
  • Tribal farmers of the Koraput region have preserved the rice variety for around 1,000 years.
  • As the rice grains resemble cumin seeds, it is also called Kala Jeera.
  • Consumption of the rice variety helps in increasing haemoglobin levels and improves metabolism in the body.
  • This fragrant grain has antispasmodic, stomachic, carminative, antibacterial, astringent, and sedative