Organic Red Rice Poha - West Bengal
Introducing Pure Organic “Red Rice Poha” to kick start your day, Made from the Organic Red Rice of West Bengal. Organic Red Rice is parboiled, husk is removed, rolled then flattened and then it is naturally dried in the sun. The geographical location and the pollution free environment of West Bengal gives Red Rice Poha a distinct taste.
Red Rice Poha is also called “Beaten Rice” and is popular across India, especially in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. It originated from the Indian subcontinent only. It is nutritious and contains gut bacteria and red color is due to the presence of a pigment called anthocyanin, which is a flavonoid. It is a good source of carbohydrates and contains fiber, vitamin B, minerals like-calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, magnesium etc. It is rich in antioxidants. It tastes exactly like the regular white poha and is used like it only. It’s texture is coarser than the normal one and hence it takes more time to soak. It is spicy, tang, sweet and crunchy.
Red Rice Poha is a staple breakfast across India and has a diverse and dense nutritional profile. It is low in calories and is a host of health benefits like-aids digestion, prevents cancer, fights free radicals in the body, reduces cardiovascular diseases, good for diabetic patients, good for people suffering from PCOS etc. It is gluten free and easy to cook.
Red Rice Poha is a superfood and is one of the most versatile grains. It is usually soaked in water for 5-7 minutes and is used to make sweets and savory dishes like-salads, quick stir fries, chaats with boiled potatoes, cutlets etc. Nutritionists recommend it as one of the healthiest Indian breakfast and vegetables, spices and nuts are added to it. One can consume it raw with milk or water and it can also be cooked or fried. Advised for pregnant and breastfeeding ladies to consume it as it is good for them. Even children are advised to consume it. It should be stored in a dry place in an airtight container and it has a long shelf life.