- Poha is made up of 76.9 per cent of carbohydrates and about 23 per cent of fats making it a great breakfast option to give energy to the body in the morning.
- The nourishment Poha provides is considered to be very beneficial to balance out body glucose levels
- It is an excellent probiotic that is healthy bacteria for your gut.
- Poha is very light on the stomach and can be very easily digested.
- Flattened Rice possesses a good amount of Iron which is beneficial for your body.
- It is very low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals.
The much loved Indian breakfast cooked in all households is completely Organic and has been packed with goodness of all its properties. Poha is the most popular name for this cereal variant but it is known by varied names across the country such as Flattened Rice or Rice Flakes etc. It is made by parboiling paddy and then drying it out in the sun for a few hours. After this the dried product is beaten flat to make poha. The finished product undergoes fermentation and thus retains the microbial flora from the partially digested carbohydrates and proteins thus preserving the good gut bacteria. Hence it is amazingly healthy for the gut. Poha can be cooked in various combinations and the recipe varies from region to region. The traditional recipe is the most revered of all which brings out every flavor very intricately. But apart from being tasty it is an incredibly healthy cereal option making it perfect for breakfast. Poha is extremely easy to cook and gets cooked instantly and is quite an economic yet nutritious meal option.
How to use
- Rice Flakes are very easy to cook and can be made into a meal for minutes.
- First wash the beaten rice in water and then soak them for 10 minutes.
- Strain the water using a strainer and it is ready to use as required to make sweet or savory dishes.
- Poha has the capability to soak liquids very well and thus can imbibe flavours really well.
- Rice flakes can also be toasted and seasoned to make chivda.
- It can also be used to make creamy puddings for desserts.
- Poha can also be eaten like cereals mixed with milk or yoghurt and dry fruits.
- You can also make Poha Pulao in the same process that you cook Rice Pulao just for a healthier alternative.