Sahaja BPT Black Rice

Black Rice, also known as Purple, Asian, Forbidden or Emperor's Rice majorly cultivates in Asian countries like China, Myanmar, Indonesia and in India is majorly grown in the easter region. Sahaja Black Rice is grown organically, without using any chemical pesticides. Thus, a healthy and nutritious food item on your plate. It is procured directly from the farmers' cooperative.

Nutritional Values - Rich in minerals such as iron and copper, dietary fiber, protein, vitamin E, antioxidants and low Glycemic Index.

Health benefits - Good for the Liver, weight loss. Diabetes and works as a natural detoxifier.

Cooking tips - Soak it overnight which makes the rice tender and reduces the preparation time, thus, reducing the carbon footprint in the Kitchen. Over cooking may loose the essential nutritional value. It is earthy and nutty. The darker the colour of the rice, the better the quality.

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Sahaja White Rice

Sahaja White rice, that has its husk, bran and nutritious germ removed is organically grown without using chemical pesticides. Very popular amongst Asians. Add health to your life!

Nutritional values - Doesn't have much fibre, neither significant amount of proteins. However, it is fortified with certain B vitamins. Rich in starch and calories, thus considered not so healthy and contains a risk of high sugar levels. For a serving size of 100 gms, it has the following nutritional values - Fat 0.52 mg, Protein 7.94 mg, Carbohydrates 78.24mg, Fiber 2.81 mg, Iron 0.65 mg, Calcium 7.79 mg, Cholesterol 76.39 mg and Energy 1491 mg. For healthy option - consume in moderation.

Cooking tips - Steaming or boiling - best way of cooking due to the elimination of any high-fat vegetable oils. Add some cumin seeds to the steamed rice to control blood pressure and blood sugar levels. One can also add some coconut oil to slash calories or a few cloves that helps in regulating the blood pressure.

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Sahaja Semi-Polished Rice

As the name suggests, during the milling process the bran is removed but not the nutritious germ. Also called half-milled rice.

Nutritional values - Rich with vitamins B1, B2, and E and has high fibre.

Health Benefits - Good for gastrointestinal system because of high fibre content.

Cooking tips - The proportion of water is slightly higher but cooking time similar to White Rice. Slightly nuttier texture and chewier than white rice. Be careful while washing to avoid dislodging the nutritious germ. Use fine-mesh strainer to drain off the water.

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Sahaja Whole Wheat

Sahaja Whole Wheat is a cereal with its bran, endosperm and germ intact thus a nutritious and a healthy grain. Considered as a staple food worldwide. Grown organically without using chemical pesticides and thus, a healthy food.

Nutritional values - A great source of carbohydrates, calcium, iron, protein, dietary fibres, potassium, antioxidants and plant compounds that prevent diseases. For a serving size of 100 gms, it has the following nutritional values - Fat 1.53 mg, Protein 10.57 mg, Carbohydrates 64.17 mg, Fiber 11.36 mg, Iron 3.97 mg, Calcium 39.36 mg, Cholesterol 59.3 mg and Energy 1340 mg.

Health benefits - It lowers risk of heart diseases, obesity, type 2 Diabetes. Supports healthy digestion, reduces chronic inflammation, high blood pressure and can help women avoid gallstones and protect blood cancer. Not suitable for irritable bowel syndrome or having gluten sensitivity.

Cooking tips: Can make the flour using the whole wheat grain and make different kinds of bread items like Roti, Chapati, Naan, Kulcha, etc.

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Sahaja Red Rice

The most nutritious rice variety to eat. The colour red is because of an antioxidant called anthocyanin (beneficial plant pigments which give fruits and vegetable their deep red, purple or blue hues). The red husk is loaded with extra nutrients compared to other varieties.

Nutritional values - The bran layer contains 95% of the minerals like Iron, Zinc, Potassium and Sodium and dietary fibre. Inner white portion is rich in carbohydrates and proteins. For a serving size of 100 gms, it has the following nutritional values - Fat 0.32 mg, Protein 3.81 mg, Carbohydrates 42.55 mg and Fibre 0.7 mg

Health benefits - Helps in digestion, controls the risk of obesity and Diabetes, prevents heart problems and Asthma, controls cholesterol, improves consumption of oxygen, reduces fatigue, increases bone health.

Cooking tips - Rice-Water ratio = 1:2. Soak for an hour. Takes more time to cook. Cook in Pressure Cooker for 1 whistle and then cook for 3 more whistles at lower flame. Delicious earthy taste, nuttier. It can be consumed less compared to white rice as it fills our stomach quicker.

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Sahaja Brown Rice

Brown Rice is an unrefined and unpolished whole grain with inedible outer husk layer removed. Chewier compared to white rice and has a nutty flavour. The shape doesn't retain like white rice. Due to pressure the outer bran ruptures and the grain opens along the longer axis. Sahaja Brown Rice has been cultivated organically, without using any chemical pesticides. Thus, a healthy and nutritious food on your plate.

Nutritional Values - A good source of protein, vitamins, minerals, high in dietary fibre and vital fatty acids.
For a serving size of 100 gms, it has the following nutritional values - Fat 1.24 mg, Protein 9.16 mg, Carbohydrates 74.8 mg, Fibre 4.43 mg, Iron 1.02 mg, Calcium 10.93 mg, Cholesterol 72 mg and Energy 1480 mg.

Health Benefits - Helps in controlling diabetes, provides antioxidants, may reduce or mitigate obesity, possible neuro protectivity, lowers stress in lactating women, enhancing digestive and heart health, protective against some cancers, maintains bone health, anti-depressant properties and controls cholesterol.

Cooking tips - Rice-Water Ratio = 1:2 ½-3 cups. Best cooked by slow-steaming. Soaked rice reduces cooking time to 40-45 mins.

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