Wayanad Gandhakasala Rice

GI Number - 187


From the land of Paddy fields, grown in salubrious climate with organic system of cultivation, the traditional Wayanad Gandhakasala rice Cultivated by Farmers in the wayanad District of Kerala, India has an Aromatic scent known for its appealing white colour, short bold size and natural fragrance of sandal.

 The Perfect Ghee Rice & Payasam

Known for its natural fragrance, the Gandhakasala Rice is best suited for preparation of Ghee rice and Payasam.

 Wayanad Gandhakasala rice & Jeerakasala rice was awarded the the Geographical Indications (GI) Status in the year 2010

Uniqueness of Wayanad Gandhakasala Rice

  • Natural Sandal Wood fragrance and aroma.

  • Length of rice is of International Classification of short bold.

  • Cultivar is tolerant to pest and Diseases.

  • Eco friendly organic system of rice cultivation. 

  • Possess 19-21% amylose content.

  • Cooks moist and doesn’t become hard on cooling.

  • Easily Digestible.  

Interesting Facts

❖ Word Wayanad is a combination of Vayal (paddy field) and Naad (land), making it ‘The Land of Paddy Fields’. 

❖ The Aromatic Wayanad rice varieties are unique as certification is under the category given to a “farming community”. 

❖ Cultivation of Gandhakasala Rice and Jeerakasala rice is noted in the age-old Malayalam book written on basis of old verbal recitation in Malayalam called Krishi Gita.

❖ Kanji made of Gandhakasala Rice is locally known as Food of Gods.

Gandhakasala Rice Health benefits

  • Gruel is used as diet for infants and invalids (week and suffering from illness) due to its easy digestibility.

  • Used as Geriatric food (Elderly People). 

Wayanad Gandhakasala Rice has been registered with the Geographical Indications (GI) registry of Government of India in 2010.

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