Benefits of Poongar Rice – Women’s Rice


Poongar rice also called as ‘Poongar arisi’ is one of traditional rice variety of Tamilnadu, which uses natural farming methods. It is flood tolerant and requires less water. It is slightly reddish in colour and resembles Mappilai Samba Rice. It is hand pounded and has more minerals than other type of rice. It is also called as ‘women’s rice’, as it cures most of women’s hormonal issues. It is especially beneficial to pregnant women’s and lactating mothers.


Poongar Rice helps to recover from celiac disease, cures diabetes, reduces cholesterol, increases the hemoglobin content in the blood and boosts the immune system. Regular intake of Poongar Rice by pregnant women, leads to normal vaginal delivery.


This rice is rich in anthocyanin (an antioxidant). Anthocyanin gives it colour (reddish brown) and flavour (nutty). Poongar rice also contain mineral like Iron, Zinc, Magnesium and Molebidinum. Its husk is also nutritious and tasty.


Poongar rice is one of the most wonderful option for making delicious Idlis, Dosas, Idiyappam, Puttu and Kanji. Not suitable for Lunch.