Rankema Organic Wild Maa Vee Rice – 1KG
Ma-Wee rice (Oryza sativa) is a reddish-brown rice variety with a unique texture that is low in carbohydrates, and rich in protein and fibre. Ma-Wee is also proven to have 25% to 30% lower Glycemic Index (GI) in comparison to other common rice varieties. It has a nutrient makeup of 84.5% carbohydrates, 9.4% protein, 3.6% fat and 1.1% fibre. It is one of the heirloom varieties of rice that has been respected throughout history for its nutritional and medicinal properties. It is said to minimize the effects of diabetes, improve bladder functioning, and help with reducing the effect of alcohol. It is grown in the lowland areas in Sri Lanka through rainfed cultivation, with two main production seasons per year. Smallholder farmers use traditional and organic cultivation practices for this heirloom rice.