Poongar Rice, a traditional Red rice variety with a nutty flavor. It is a staple as it contains a balanced taste and nutrients. The color of the rice is slightly reddish and the reason for that is the presence of anthocyanin in it. The duration required to yield:110-120 days.
This rice is helpful in curing most of the women’s hormonal issues. It is good for pregnant women and lactating mothers, as it gives strength to the body. Apart from Iron and Zinc, it contains manganese, phosphorus, molybdenum, magnesium.
Vitamin B1 is abundantly present in this type of rice which helps in preventing stomach problems and ulcers. It increases hemoglobin content in the blood, has numerous micronutrients and hence consuming it gives enough vital nutrients required to strengthen the body. It also lowers the heart risks, obesity related problems and induces appetite.
Recipe : Soft Idli, Porridge, Dosa.
Need 3 hours of soaking before preparing Idly/Dosa.