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In Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvarur, Farmer Cultivates Rice That’s Believed To Fight Cancer

The farmer has been cultivating Karuppu Kavuni Rice for 10 years.

Karuppu Kavuni Rice is also known as black or forbidden rice which is cultivated primarily in the fertile lands of Tamil Nadu. According to Local18 Tamil, studies have shown that Karuppu Kavuni rice has more antioxidants and nutrients in comparison to the other varieties of rice. It is also said that people who savour delicacies along with the Karuppu Kavuni rice are saved from the ailment of skin cancer.

As per reports, Karuppu Kavuni Rice also prevents the formation of cancer cells in the body. People who are suffering from cancer are advised to consume foods along with the Karuppu Kavuni rice as per the doctors. Medical researchers report that the anthocyanin pigment in this rice prevents the excessive secretion of mucus in the lungs of asthmatic patients and provides them with some relief.

Anthocyanins are coloured water-soluble pigments belonging to the phenolic group. A farmer from the Thiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu, Vijayakumar has been cultivating the Karuppu Kavuni Rice and other rice varieties as well for the past 10 years. He is selling them at the rate of Rs 140 per kg.

Vijayakumar said that he is developing these traditional rice varieties in his farming land of a meagre 3 acres. He failed to achieve the desired output in the first 2 years of his life. After 2 years, however, Vijayakumar has been successful in cultivating the desired quality of the rice varieties. He added that the people who love traditional rice are purchasing the Karuppu Kavuni Rice and other varieties. Vijayakumar has also stood as a pillar of support for young farmers who are interested in organic farming. He is providing them with paddy seeds for free to provide a boost to organic farming.

Besides Tiruvarur, Karuppu Kavuni rice is being cultivated in many other areas as well. These are- Thruthuraipoondi, Mannargudi, Adirangam, Vadapathimangalam, Koothanallur, Koradacheri and Nannilam. Karuppu Kavuni rice is ready for harvesting in 135-140 days. This variety of rice contains high protein content and is consumed by fitness enthusiasts at least three or four times a week. It also supports heart health and aids in blood sugar regulation. QR Code

Published Date: March 5, 2024

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