A fragrant long grain red rice variety named ‘Red Fragrant’
where excellent health properties are combined with
attractive grain qualities has been developed in Sri Lanka.
It has attractive grain qualities similar to ‘Basmathi’ rice.
Low glycemic index (47), high antioxidant properties and
high contents of protein, dietary fiber and vitamin B in the
grain are its health properties. The variety is high yielding
with high head grain percentage making it commercially
Keywords: Grainquality, health properties, rice, variety
Article DOI: 10.31742/IJGPB.80.1.16
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
D. Sumith de Z. Abeysiriwardena and D. C. S. Gunasekara info_circle