Palakkadan Matta Rice is a unique cereal having high content of nutrients, grown mostly in Kerala (South India). It is rich in fiber, having the outer bran being removed. The coarse rice with red pericarp by itself ensures high content of nutrients. “Par-boiling” of the rice further ensures retention of nutritional value. The fertile red-black soil found in Palakkad region is the idle most soil for Matta cultivation, abundance of rain too is an advantage.