Sona masuri rice

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Polished Sona Masuri rice.

Sona Masuri (IET No. 7244, BPT 3291, also spelled as Sona Masoori or Sona Mahsuri) is a lightweight and aromatic medium-grain rice[1] which is the result of a cross combination of the rice varieties Sona and Mahsuri. It is grown largely in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. In Telugu, Sona Masuri rice is called Bangaru Theegalu (meaning Golden Ivy). Sona Masuri is a premium variety of rice that is mainly exported to USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Middle East countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar.

In Andhra Pradesh, it is mainly cultivated in the Krishna, Guntur, Kurnool, Nellore, Prakasham and Twin Godavari districts. In Telangana it is mainly cultivated in Miryalaguda, Nizamabad, and Warangal. In Karnataka, it is mainly cultivated in the Raichur, Koppal and Bellary, Belagavi districts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ikisan Agri-Informatics & Services Division of Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd (NFCL) - Rice varieties".