Goda Heeneti (ගොඩ හීනටි)
Godaheeneti is a popular medium-grain red rice variety traditionally cultivated in Sri Lanka, which belongs to the heeneti type.The plant develops to a maximum height of 160cm. This crop can be harvested within 3½ months from seeding. The Goda Heeneti grain is brownish red in colour, its lemma and palea are brown. The potential yield is about 60 to 65 bushels per acre. Traditionally Goda Heeneti was a popular crop which could be seen cultivated at high elevations. Presently it is cultivated in all parts of the country.Traditionally it is believed that Goda Heeneti helps enhance the human immune system. Scientific studies have found evidence of medicinal properties useful for the treatment of inflammation, diabetes, cancer, neurological diseases, cholesterol and oxidative stress. Further, it is rich in proteins, vitamin E and naturally occurring antioxidants. Consumption with the bran is important in obtaining such valuable nutritional and medicinal properties.