In Malayalam there is a proverb ancient people used to say “Mouse will come even from Wayand If there is rice in the granary“.
It is more difficult to prevent rice from the attack of mouse or bugs when they are stored in house or big rice granaries.
Brown rice sellers in Kottayam says that the rice companies have professional ways to safeguard rice from such natural food attacks.
The bugs lay eggs on the crop and when these are harvested, eggs end up in the rice packets which are undetectable with naked eyes.
After sometime the eggs hatch and you can see the bugs. Here are some of the steps to prevent bugs from rice.
The most important thing is to maintain hygiene of the storage environment of rice and they have to be properly checked and cleaned by storage staff of rice granaries.
Recently there was a fake news report in social media about rice grains are wasted in a godown which are donated for flood affected people. Actually they were rice stored for disposing as the government found them unusable.
Unfortunately many rice manufacturers in Kerala were threatened by popular media houses by reporting raids on rice disposal godowns and creating a bad impression among the people about the quality of rice.
As a customer, buy best rice brands in kerala which you feels tastier and healthier than following the news gossips which have the life for an hour.