Joha Rice

  • Scientists explored nutraceutical properties of Joha rice (a GI Tag rice from Assam) and detected two unsaturated fatty acids:
  • linoleic acid (omerga-6)
  • linolenic acid (omega-3).
  • Joha rice has a more balanced ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in comparison to widely consumed non-scented variety.
  • Joha is a short-grain winter paddy known for its significant aroma and taste.
  • Joha varieties are mostly short or medium grained and have very low yield potential.
  • It is effective in lowering blood glucose and preventing diabetes onset.
  • It is also rich in several antioxidants, flavonoids, and phenolics.

About GI Tag in India

  • GI tag is the abbreviation of Geographical Indications tags.
  • It came into force with effect from 15th September 2003.
  • Darjeeling tea became the first GI tagged product in India, in 2004 
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