Poha is a convenient food which is easily made and nutritious.It is also called as Atukulu in Telugu and Aval in Tamil.The normal rice is flattened and swells whenever water or milk is added.
Beaten or flattened rice is a lactose and fat free diet.It is heart friendly too with rich vitamins and minerals. This easily digestible form of raw rice is very popular across India,Nepal and Bangladesh, and is normally used to prepare snacks or light and easy fast food in a variety of Indian cuisine styles,some even for long-term consumption of a week or more.
Beaten rice a lactose-free, fat-free and heart-friendly food. It is a good source of 11 essential vitamins and minerals including iron. Essentially rich in iron and increases the blood content. As the flakes are usually pounded using an iron mortar and pestle, the process boosts the iron content.
For 1 cup rice
· Carbohydrates 85%
· Fat 8%
· Protein 5%
· Magnesium 21%
· VitaminB3 19%