GI Number -242
Grown along the coastal brackish waters in the northern parts of Kerala, the Kaipad Rice is known for its Special Organic cultivation technique called as paddy-shrimp cultivation or Kaipad Farming.
Rice cultivation and Shrimp catching is done on the same field that forms the part of the extensive water-logging in the swampy low-lying areas.
Uniqueness of Kaipad Rice
Natural organic production Dark Mustard yellow colour.
Red kernelled rice.
High iron and calcium.
Distinctive and Naturally occurring characteristics.
❖ There are around 217 wetlands in Kerala with unique ecosystems
❖ Approximate area of Kaipad tract is 4100 hectares.
❖ 37 % of rice production in Kerala is contributed by the lowland ecosystems.
❖ Paddy fields are a vital part of Kerala environment and ecological systems. They provide natural drainage paths for flood waters.
❖ Rice Flakes produced from Kaipad Rice fetches 40 % more price due to imperative nutritional content.
Kaipad Rice is consumed during illness for speedy recovery.
Has Iron Content of 59.8mg/kg to 303mg/kg.
Soup made of Kaipad rice acts as coolant for the body.
Kaipad rice has been registered with the Geographical Indications (GI) registry of Government of India in 2013.