Sinlek or the so-called 'rice against diabetes', is another variant which containsa low glycemic index. The dietary fibre in its bran has properties to help hinderthe absorption of sugar into the blood, making it suitable for patients with diabetes.
Consuming Sinlek rice also helps to reduce body's barriers against insulin, lower the average of triglyceride in the body, and improve the functioning of the pancreatic system. Sinlek is cross-bred between Hom Nin Rice and Thai Hom Mali Rice but its grains are white and yellowish, so it is soft and delicately scented when cooked.
Proved also to contain high levels of iron, Sinlek tends to enable a higher level of hemoglobin in the blood, as stated on the RSC&RGDU website according to an experiment on promoting Sinlek consumption among pupils with iron-deficiency anaemia.