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Kattuyanam rice is one of the traditional varieties of rice cultivated in South India. In ancient period, the rice variety Kattu Yanam is known as kattudai Onan. The rice variety fade away over time, and revoked later by Nammazhvar and renamed as Kattuyanam. The Kattuyanam paddy crop grows up to seven feet tall and can grow to a level where an elephant can hide. That is why this paddy field is named as Kattuyanam (meaning wild elephant in Tamil).

    • A good source of phosphorous, zinc and iron
    • Low Glycemic power – Controls Diabetes
    • Improves overall health of children
    • Boosts immunity
    • Protects skin diseases
    • Improves sexual vigor – Acts as a cardiotonic
Season It is normally cultivated during Samba. (July 15th to January 14th)
Crop Duration 180 days
Height 97 cm
Colour and Quality The rice of this variety is light red in colour and bold in nature
Average Yield The average yield of the crop is 1800 Kilos per Acre.


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