Rice Varieties

Arubatham Kodai/Poongkar

Background

This variety is named after the duration and season of cultivation. (Arubathu – sixty and kodai – summer). The variety is also known as Poongar. It is called women’s rice. It is widely cultivated in Madurai and Nagapattinam districts. The details of this variety is mentioned in Abithana Chinthamani.

Special Feature

It is believed that during the heavy floods in 1952 this variety was able to withstand the floods and gave a reasonable yield to the farmers. It can grow well in saline soils during both droughts and floods.

Nutritional Properties

This rice is rich in fibre content. It is also rich in calcium

Therapeutic Properties

According to folklore it provides strength to pregnant women and enables them to have smooth delivery. Pregnant women are advised to have porridge of this variety every day. It has high zinc content and also provides strength to the cartilage. It gives stamina and health to our body. The variety helps cure hormonal imbalance.

Suggested Dishes

It is used for making idli, dosa, idiyappam, meals, puttu, sweet Pongal and Ven pongal.

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Seasons

It is normally cultivated during Navarai (between December 15th to March 14th). It also performs well during other seasons.

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Color and Quality of Rice

The rice is light red in colour which is coarse

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Crop duration

100 days

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Adopt this Rice

INR 15,000

Background

This variety is named after the duration and season of cultivation. (Arubathu – sixty and kodai – summer). The variety is also known as Poongar. It is called women’s rice. It is widely cultivated in Madurai and Nagapattinam districts. The details of this variety is mentioned in Abithana Chinthamani.

Special Feature

It is believed that during the heavy floods in 1952 this variety was able to withstand the floods and gave a reasonable yield to the farmers. It can grow well in saline soils during both droughts and floods.

Nutritional Properties

This rice is rich in fibre content. It is also rich in calcium

Therapeutic Properties

According to folklore it provides strength to pregnant women and enables them to have smooth delivery. Pregnant women are advised to have porridge of this variety every day. It has high zinc content and also provides strength to the cartilage. It gives stamina and health to our body. The variety helps cure hormonal imbalance.

Suggested Dishes

It is used for making idli, dosa, idiyappam, meals, puttu, sweet Pongal and Ven pongal.

Background

This variety is named after the duration and season of cultivation. (Arubathu – sixty and kodai – summer). The variety is also known as Poongar. It is called women’s rice. It is widely cultivated in Madurai and Nagapattinam districts. The details of this variety is mentioned in Abithana Chinthamani.

Special Feature

It is believed that during the heavy floods in 1952 this variety was able to withstand the floods and gave a reasonable yield to the farmers. It can grow well in saline soils during both droughts and floods.

Nutritional Properties

This rice is rich in fibre content. It is also rich in calcium

Therapeutic Properties

According to folklore it provides strength to pregnant women and enables them to have smooth delivery. Pregnant women are advised to have porridge of this variety every day. It has high zinc content and also provides strength to the cartilage. It gives stamina and health to our body. The variety helps cure hormonal imbalance.

Suggested Dishes

It is used for making idli, dosa, idiyappam, meals, puttu, sweet Pongal and Ven pongal.

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