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Bora or waxy rice

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1. The waxy rice or glutinous rice known as bora in vernacular, is grown by the farmers of the state to meet up their domestic consumptions.
2. This class of rice is required to prepare a number of food items during any festival, religious occasions and ceremonies. Many communities in the region also prepare high class rice beer out of bora rice.
3. Glutinous rice also has an enormous diversity in the region. The grain of the glutinous rice are opaque and cooked sticky due to its chemical constituent known as amylopectin, a component of the starch.

4. They also cook easy and preparations can be preserved for long time. Traditionally many items are prepared.

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ICAR NEH, Umiam
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