Rath Suwandal (රත් සුවදැල්)
Rathsuwandal is a popular medium-grain red rice variety traditionally cultivated in Sri Lanka. The plant develops to a maximum height of 120cm. This crop can be harvested within 3½ months from seeding. The number of tillers per plant is 4 to 6 and relatively low. The potential yield is about 45 to 60 bushels per acre. It is resistant to the rice blast disease. Rathsuwandal is currently cultivated in both the dry and wet zone.Scientific studies have found evidence of medicinal properties useful for the treatment of diabetes and oxidative stress. Consumption with the bran is important in obtaining such valuable nutritional and medicinal properties.