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ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF RICE


Posted Date: 01-Jun-2008  Last Updated:   Category: Education    
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FOOD YIELDING PLANT-RICE

DESCRIPTION:

1. Bionomial - Oryza sativa
2. Family - Poaceae

IMPORTANT VARIETIES:

IR-8, Ponni, Kannagi, Kavery, Ganga.

USES OF RICE:

i) Rice is the chief source of carbohydrate.
ii) Parched rice is crisp to eat.
iii) The flattened par boiled rice is known as flaked rice, it's good for break fast food and for preparing different food items.
iv) Sake is an alcoholic beverage in Japan, prepared by the fermentation of rice.
v) Bran is used as a cattle food.
vi) Bran oil is edible and used for preparation of vanaspathi, making soap, bio-diesel and also in textile and leather industry.
vii) Bran wax is used in chocolate industry and making lip-sticks.
viii) Paddy husk is used in brick kilns.
ix) Straw is used as cattle feed, and for making bats, roper, mats etc.


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