Masuran paddy with Rukmal Masuran, best rice variety for diabetics
Every 10 seconds a person dies due to diabetes-related causes.The traditional local rice variety Masuran has been identified
as the healthiest rice for diabetic patients in Sri Lanka, Industrial Technical Institute (ITI) Herbal Technology Head Dr. Sirimal Premakumara told a media briefing at the Government Information Department. “We have found that rice brand (outer cover
of rice) is rich with the enzyme which converts sugar into glucose. A recent study showed a significant reduction in the sugar level of those who consumed the Masuran rice variety,” he said.
Over two million Sri Lankans (10 percent of the population) currently suffer from diabetes. In 2007, 246 million people worldwide were affected by diabetes