Bao dhaan is a variety of red rice that is rich in iron. It is cultivated in the alluvial soil in the Brahmaputra Valley in Assam. It is a deep-water paddy variety i.e. cultivated in areas having high land submergence. The characteristic red color of the grains is due to presence of anthocyanin pigment. It is also rich in other nutrients like vitamin A, zinc and anti-oxidants. Recently, the 1st consignment of red rice from Assam was flagged off to the USA.
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