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Energy Rice or Mapillai Samba Rice - What it is? Locals call it Bridegroom rice or Energy rice since it is builds strength and stamina of those who consume this rice.

Hand Pounded Mapillai Samba rice aka Bridegroom rice

What is Mapillai Samba rice?

One of the most consumed grains in the world is Rice. For many in our families, a meal is incomplete if rice is not eaten in our meals. This edible starchy cereal grain, a mainstay in our breakfast, lunch & dinner is a good source of glucose that the body needs for its energy. Having said that, regular consumption of polished rice grains causes not only obesity but also could be one of the culprits for the onset of diabetes. So it’s very important we choose our rice grains with a good knowledge of its origins and the benefits

We, at Let'sLive, present to you Mapillai Samba Rice - Locals call it Bridegroom rice or Energy rice since it is builds strength and stamina of those who consume this rice

Cultivation Areas
Mapillai Samba rice is one of the native varieties cultivated in South India especially in Tamil Nadu. The rice is grown from August to January particularly referred to as the samba season. No pesticides are needed for this rice’s cultivation. The grain is hardy and nutritious. Apart from providing health benefits it also provides environmental benefits like increasing fertility and water retention capacity of the soil. 

Mapillai Samba rice (Tamil name)
This rice is known as Energy rice also called as bridegroom’s rice! Want to know why ? In olden days, the bride used to select her groom in a competition where many grooms across India can participate. Only the best and the strongest can win her hand. She judges the groom not by seeing his wealth but for his strength! So this is how the competition happens. The groom is instructed to lift a heavy rock placed in front of him to prove his prowess in front of the beautiful bride to be. The rock is actually called Ilavattu kal. Any man who wants to win this contest has to prepare building up his strength and stamina. Without fail mapillai samba rice/arisi is consumed for this purpose. Nowadays there are no such contests but to this day any groom in the local weddings is fed with this rice.

This rice has a distinct taste and more of a starchy and corny flavor. It is an acquired taste. The raw samba rice is more hard than many other rice varieties and so is less fluffy which gives a fast fulfilling flavour. It has to be soaked a couple of hours before cooking. Apart from reducing appetite and obesity, it has many more hearty health-giving benefits

Health Benefits of Mapillai Samba

This variety of rice is red in color and possesses a low glycemic index and so is very suitable for those who are at risk of diabetes.

  • Aids digestion since it is rich in fiber content
  • Improves immunity and stamina due to the presence of numerous micro nutrients
  • Strengthens muscles and nerves
  • Supplies instant energy to the body
  • It is a good source of iron and Zinc and promotes hemoglobin in our body. It also strengthens all the blood vessels in our body
  • The fibre content plays an important role in digestion and prevents gastrointestinal issues like constipation, diarrhoea and gastritis
  • Good for diabetics and obesity since it has a low Glycemic Index. Helps lose weight
  • It is an indigenous rice which is rich in magnesium and vitamin B6. Magnesium in our body helps to maintain a steady heart rate, adjust blood glucose levels and supports the immune system.

Mapillai Samba Rice -  Let’sLive Products
Let’sLive procures Mapillai Samba rice from its farmers directly. The produce is carefully stored after harvest and sent to our customers after due testing. No preservatives are used for storage purposes. As and when orders are received, the product is cleaned and sent to customers directly. Our technically qualified team coaches and transfers advanced technology in farming and harvesting techniques to our farmers to better utilize resources and save the environment from unnecessary wastages. 

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Nutritional value of Mapillai Samba Rice
Nutrition value per 100g

Name Amount Unit
Energy 356 Kcal
Protein 8.89 g
Total lipid (fat) 3.33 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 75.56 g
Fiber, total dietery 2.2 g
Sugars 0 g
Calcium 0 g
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Vitamin C 0 mg
Vitamin A 0 mg
Fatty acids, total saturated 0 mg
Fatty acids, total trans 0 mg
Cholestrol 0 mg

Mapillai Samba Rice -  An organic produce
We wish to educate our customers that the rice purchased from Let’sLive is 100% organic, i.e, no insecticide or pesticides have been used. Since the rice is packed as harvested, it attracts life around it. Harvested rice is full of energy and vitality, naturally it attracts bugs. This proves the organic nature of our products. We request our customers to transfer the contents immediately into an air-tight container for storage after it is opened. A piece of red chilli and a few neem leaves will enhance the shelf life of the produce.

About Let’sLive
Let’sLive is a social empowerment enterprise committed to enhancing and improving the livelihoods of tribal and farming communities. We work directly with small-scale farmers so that our customers can get access to products that are natural, pristine, and picked from the lap of nature. We encourage and provide advice for practicing ethical farming and eco-friendly methods to all those who partner with us.

At Let'sLive we are passionate about bringing in 100% all-natural and healthy products directly from the farming and tribal communities to your doorstep like Pure Raw Honey, Traditional varieties of rice, etc. We want our consumers to enjoy and have direct access to the products that are pristine and picked directly from the lap of nature. The mandates by which we operate are:
* Value every life around us by encouraging ethical farming
* Leverage local knowledge and promote legacy harvesting practices with high hygienic standards
* No preservatives or artificial processing on any of our products
* Each product can be traced back to its origins and the people involved in its making
* Educate consumers on the importance of consuming rich and natural local produce