Keeri Samba Rice

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General Description

This is a special type of variety in samba rice. The grains are smaller and tastier than other samba rice. Keeri samba rice is smooth and has a separate taste and aroma. It is mostly used for biryani and fried rice. It is free from sand, stones and black seeds. Keeri samba is gluten free and non sticky.
In Srilanka keeri samba  is grown in natural paddy fields using traditional agriculture methods. Main paddy field producing districts in Srilanka are Anuradhpura, Ampara, Monaragala, Polannaruwa, puttalam. It is grown during Yala and Maha cultivation season. Keeri samba rice has more vitamins and minerals absorbed from rice bran.

Health Benefits

  1. Energy– Carbohydrates in keeri samba gives instant source of energy.
  2. Weight Maintenance– Eating keeri samba rice can actually result in low caloric consumption.
  3. Muscle growth– Amino acid in keeri samba is an excellent source for muscle development.
  4. Treatment and Prevention of Gastrointestinal Distress– Has low fiber content, because of this can help in treatment of diarrhea, morning sickness and colitis.

Countries that specialize in keeri samba

  • Srilanka
  • China
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Thailand

Nutrition Facts

  • Typically, 100 grams of uncooked rice produces around 240 to 260 grams of cooked grains.
  • Provides 2.8 milligrams of iron per serving
  • Provides less than 1 gram of dietary fiber per serving.
  • It has 14 micrograms of selenium
  • Rich in vitamin B-6

Per Cup of rice

CarbohydratesFolateThiaminNiacin
Carbohydrates:
53g
Folate:
108mg
Thiamin:
0.3mg
Niacin:
3.4mg

Amount per 100 grams of rice

CaloriesFatSodiumPotassiumCarbohydratesDietary FiberProtein
Calories:
130 kal
Fat:
0.3g
Sodium:
1mg
Potassium:
35mg
Carbohydrates:
28mg
Dietary Fiber:
0.4g
Protein:
2.7g