Palakkadan Matta rice is a variety of parboiled rice known for its coarseness and health benefits. It is cultivated in Palakkad district of Kerala in India and used for a variety of dishes in India
Palakkadan Matta rice more nutritious than white polished rice because parboiling before milling retains some nutrients. One serving cup of 1/4 size can contain 160 calories and 1 gram of fibre. White rice doesn’t contain any fibre. The brown outer layer of the Matta rice contains many nutrients and white rice is made by polishing away this valuable layer. One cup of Matta rice can contain 84 milligrams of magnesiumand one gram of calcium. It also contains vitamins.