Tag: Joha Rice


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