The botanical name of rice plant is Oryza sativa. Wayanad Jeerakasala Rice is the traditional aromatic rice cultivar of Wayanad. Wayanad Jeerakasala rice differs from Basmati rice due to growth habit, areas of original cultivation, physico - chemical properties of grains and grain shape. The uniqueness and aroma of the product is maintained by adopting organic methods for cultivation. Wayanad Jeerakasala Rice is grown in the broad and extensive valley bottom in Wayanad and the low temperature regime prevailing in this area encourages cultivation of scented rice varieties. Wayanad Jeerakasala Rice received Geographical Indication (GI) tag on 04/10/2010.