I love to shop at Asian and Indian food stores on Saturday mornings. Always something new to try! In the vegetable section, red-pink carrots, Opo Gourds, (they are green shaped similarly to an Eggplant) Daikon Radish, and Bitter Melons and some new varieties of very slender peas.
But, I found a real surprise on the shelves, "Maharani Rice for Diabetics". On checking the web, it claims to be the only diet variety of rice fit for consumption of diabetic patients across the world. Quite a statement! The process involves slow breaking down of lipids into sugar when consumed. The product GI when tested came out to be 52 which is rated moderate and healthy for intake
The product is a result of three years of research conducted by two Master of Science-Nutrition students of PGS College, Coimbatore (affiliated to Bharthiar University). This rice is cultivated scientifically and processed differently to enable the breakdown of starch and lipids into sugar upon consumption. As it contains low Glycemic Index (GI) and Glycemic Load (GL), it is deemed to be fit for normal and diabetic use.
Sandeep Nain, Marketing Manager, Chaman Lal Sethia Exports Ltd claims the product to be scientifically tested. "It is the first of its kind in the world. As India does not have a lab to test this product it was tested at RSS Laboratory, London. We possess a clearance certificate from the Health Minisrty, Government of United Kingdom", he says.
Has anyone tried this rice?