Comparative Studies of Nutritional Values of Rough Rice (Oryza sativa) and Jangli Rice (Echinochola colona)

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Rashmi Sharma
Garima Kumari Chaumal
Ashok Gupta


Food is necessary for growth and health. Carbohydrate protein and fat are three main type of macronutrients. Vitamins and minerals are two main micronutrients. All macro and micro nutrients should be taken in ample and balanced amount. Any one taken in large amount or low nutrition can cause disease or malnutrition.

Overeating and high calorie diet cause high risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, cancer, Liver disease, lower energy balance, stone in kidney and gall bladder and also Respiratory diseases.

Comparative account of Nutritional values of Oryza sativa and Echinochola colona are discussed in the present paper. Oryza sativa is staple food used in East India, North India and South India. West India (Specially Rajasthan) Triticum aestivum, Pennisetum glaucum, Sorgum bicolor, Hordeum vulgare, Cicer arietinum are taken as food. During fast Echinochola colona, Fagopyrum tataricum, Amaranthus, Eleocharis dulcis are taken. Comparative studies of nutritional values of Oryza sativa and Echinochola colona are done in the present paper.

Indian Himalayan saints observe fast and eat selected food during fast. These saints are disease free and live long life. Now a days world is suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, dementia and Corona virus. Vegetarian diet, increases immunity can be solution to some extant to these microbial infection problems.

Echinocloa colona, Oryza sativa, food value

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Sharma, R., Chaumal, G. K., & Gupta, A. (2020). Comparative Studies of Nutritional Values of Rough Rice (Oryza sativa) and Jangli Rice (Echinochola colona). Asian Food Science Journal, 16(2), 1-4.
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