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It has a Low GI and known as Women rice. This variety slowly disappeared after the introduction of modern varieties. Originates in Tamil Nau and cultivated in Navarai season (Dec-Mar). It contains anthocyanins - rich in antioxidants.
Regular intake of Poongar rice by pregnant women leads to normal vaginal delivery. It contains Vitamin B1 which is especially helpful in case of mouth and stomach ulcer and stomach related problem.

Treats hormonal issues
Controls diabetes and Lowers Cholesterol
Increases the haemoglobin content in the blood

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* approximate values

Soak for 6 hours to overnight and cook in 3 cups of water per cup of rice.

Suitable for puttu, kanji, idli, dosa, idiyappam

All rice orders will be dispatched directly from #Vilvahfarm and they may not be combined with non-rice orders. Since all the rice varieties are harvested and processed completely organic, it’s natural to have some bugs sometimes. Please put some neem leaves or chillies in the rice storage.