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Cultivation of Rice -for All Agriculture Exams IBPS ADO, RAEO, JRF, SRF

This exam facts are from famous book: Handbook of Agriculture published by I C A R

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Nutritional Importance of Rice

  • Botanical name of rice or asian rice is Oryza sativa. (IBPS AFO 2021)
  • Rice is the staple food of more than 60 percent of the world's population. 
  • It is the staple food of most of the people of South-Eastern Asia.(This is asked in Rajasthan Agriculture Officer Exam 2017)
  • Rice cropshave the largest area under cultivation in India. (IBPS AFO 2018)
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  • Rice is primarily a high-energy or high calorie food.
  • The protein content of milled rice is usually 6 to 7 percent. (This is asked in ICAR J R F 2018)
  • The fat content of rice is low (2.0 to 2.5 per cent).
  • Much of the fat content of rice is lost during milling
  • Milled rice loses valuable proteins, vitamins and minerals in the milling process
  • The protein content (Oryzein) of milled rice is usually 6 to 7 percent
  • Much of the loss of nutrients can be avoided through the parboiling process
  • Parboiled rice has poor nutrients.
  • Polished rice lacks Vitamin B1 which leads to beri-beri disease in humans.(This is asked in ICAR S R F 2020)
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  • Polished rice has a better market price.
  • Golden Rice supplies more vitamin A.
  • 'Golden Rice' is a variety of rice engineered to produce carotene (pro-vitamin A) to help combat vitamin A deficiency. (This is asked in M P Agriculture Development Officer Exam 2018)
  • Rice grain is deficient in lysine.  (IBPS AFO 2012)


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