Poongar Rice (Women’s Rice)


Poongar rice is one of the traditional rices and is also called women’s rice. This rice is ideal for making soft idlies, apart from preparing dosa and other rice preparations.


  • Kanji made from this rice is ideal for pregnant mothers.
  • It helps cure most of the women’s hormonal issues and also improves overall body strength & immunity.
  • If consumed during pregnancy, it leads to a normal vaginal delivery.
  • This rice is good for lactating mothers, too. It gives strength to the body.


“Poongar Rice (Women’s Rice)” rice is commonly farmed and consumed in the southern region of India, particularly in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Poongar Rice (Women’s Rice), also known as Kavuni or Black Rice, is a rare type of rice with a dark reddish brown color.
It has a high nutritional value and is a superfood since it contains iron, fiber, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients.

Poongar rice benefits

  • It is a good source of antioxidants, which work to shield the body from free radicals that can harm cells and cause chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease.
  • High fiber content, which can help regulate digestion, lower cholesterol levels, and lower the risk of heart disease.
  • Poongar rice has a low glycemic index, which means it doesn’t raise blood sugar levels quickly. Because of this, it is the perfect food for diabetics.
  • A good source of iron, which is necessary for the production of red blood cells and the prevention of anemia.
  • It is naturally gluten-free, making it an excellent replacement for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
  • These foods are high in fiber and low in calories, which can aid in weight management by encouraging feelings of fullness and lowering calorie consumption.


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