Poongar rice is one among the traditional rice that can grow with less water and is flood tolerant.
Health Benefits of Poongar Rice:
- This rice is very good for pregnant women and their baby.
- It is a wonderful rice suitable for making idly and dosa. Its porridge also tastes very good.
- An ideal Neeragaram – when prepared using previous night’s rice; can keep one active during the whole day.
- Even its husk is very nutritious and tasty.
- This rice is compared to Kattu Yanam rice- a medicinal rice most advised for people with diabetes.