Samak Chaval is a good replacement for rice eaters. It is not a cereal but a fruit. It is the seed of a grass (Echinochloa Colonum) which frequently grows amongst the rice paddy.In fact it can be eaten in every spiritual fast. It is also called as Samo rice, Samak rice.It provides the nourishment and energy that rice does.It contains 169 Calories per 174 grams.It is high in digestible fiber.It is similar to rice in taste and texture.It has a rich source of minerals and vitamins,providing essential ingredients.
(In classical India fast it is prohibited to eat rice and hence it becomes the healthy replacement of rice.)