Medicinal & Nutritional Aspects

Pokkali- A Nutritional Powerhouse

In a recent study conducted at the Agricultural Research Station Vyttila, Kerala,  exploring the medicinal values of Pokkali rice, it was proved that the Pokkali varieties are very rich in antioxidants like oryzanol, tocopherol and tocotrienol. These contents are even higher than that of the medicinal rice Njavara.

The taste of Pokkali rice is well known particularly rice flour, rice bran, rice flakes and many breakfast items are made out of it. The local people of Pokkali farming communities relish the kanji made out of Pokkali rice. The Pokkali rice is rich in amylase content and hence it can be popularized as rice which is good for diabetic patients.