Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Development of a red rice variety with excellent health properties and attractive grain qualities

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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


Year: 2020
Volume: 80
Issue: 1
Article DOI: 10.31742/IJGPB.80.1.16
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906



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