According to ancient Indian manuscripts “Food is medicine and medicine is food”, which implies that proper dietary habits support healthy living. Among the variety of cereals, rice is the staple food of people dwelling in the eastern and southern parts of India.
Hence in 1986, the ”Pooni rice” named after river Kaveri was developed by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. It is widely cultivated in Tamil Nadu and is a hybrid variety of Taichung65 and Myang Ebos6080/2. Pooni rice could be cultivated in any land, with high-quality water, but best grown in the Kaveri River.
Health Benefits –
Pooni rice or Parboiled rice has enormous health benefits-
1) Carbohydrates: One cup of cooked parboiled rice provides 41 grams of total carbohydrates. The same portion has 1.4 grams of total fibre, which supplies 4% of men’s and 6% of women’s daily fibre.
2) Low Glycaemic Index: It has a glycaemic score as low as 38; which indicates that the carbohydrates in parboiled rice do not cause a large spike in blood sugar.
3)Vitamin-B: You can get 19% of the daily intake of vitamin B-6 from Pooni rice, which helps in metabolizing food into energy, removing amino acid homocysteine from the bloodstream and making hormones.
4) Minerals: One cup of cooked parboiled rice supplies 2%-3% of the recommended daily intake of calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium.
It also provides many health benefits to diabetics and high blood sugar patients since it is high in fibre, gluten Free and has lower cholesterol.
The incidence and burden of diabetes are alarming all over the world. Pooni rice is an easily available and cost-effective sword to not only fight against diabetes but also to stay healthy and fit. You can replace your white rice with Pooni rice. It is available in both online and offline stores.
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