Bangladeshi gene scientist and science writer Dr. Abed Chaudhury has invented a new type of rice which is called ‘Sonali Rice’.
It does not only help to control diabetes but also reduces the risk of heart diseases and cancer. This rice is approved by the Bangladesh Diabetes Association.Researcher Abed Chowdhury said, “Various studies show that consumption of regular rice increase blood sugar in the human body. In the long run, it forms Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT). As a result, Diabetes, heart diseases and cancer can be seen.”
He said, "Sonali Rice'’ maintains the blood sugar in the human body so there is no possibility of IGT formation. Thus this rice reduces the risk of diabetes, heart diseases and cancer."
Syed Noor Ahmed Daud (Saurav), Manager of the Hajipur Krishi Ghar, a marketing agency for this rice, said: “From the production to packaging of `sonali rice' quality is strictly controlled. So this rice is different and effective than other rice in the market.”
Sonali Rice is being supplied throughout the country including Dhaka city. Rice can be ordered at this number (01766-370703, 01746-533599) and customers can buy through this Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/sonalirice.sylhet).
Sonali Rice is delivered to customers across the country through Sundarban courier service and SA Paribahan. The price of Sonali Rice is only Tk 100 per kg.