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A healthier variation to the everyday poha is the red poha, which is made from red rice. In the recent times, red rice has garnered much attention because of its health benefiting properties. The red colour is due to the presence of a pigment called anthocyanin, which is also a flavonoid. Moreover, unlike white rice, red rice doesn’t undergo excessive processing, and as such the other bran layer remains intact, which is rich is fiber, vitamin B, and minerals like calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, magnesium etc. Red rice is also enriched with antioxidants that help in fighting free radicals in our body, preventing the risk of diseases like cancer.
Organic split (sorghum) jowar dalia makes a naturally nutritious porridge especially for people wanting a wheat alternative. Cook in water and then add rock salt and / or any of conscious food natural sweeteners. Seeds of this product are indigenous and come from small farmers in Rajasthan. Jowar dalia makes a healthy diet since it is gluten-free.
Corn flour or maize flour is also known as Makai flour in India and is made from dried corn. Corn flour comes in yellow and white and is used in combination with other flours in baking goods. Corn flour is milled from the whole kernel and is used as filler, binder and thicker in cookies, pastries and meat industries. It is uniquely rich in dietary fibers and vital for good heart.