Ponni rice is a variety of rice developed by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in 1986. It is widely cultivated in Tamil Nadu a state in India. Since the Kaveri is also called ‘Ponni’ in Tamil literature, the rice could have been named after the river.The variety is rich in calories with up to 5 kcal per particle of rice. The rice is exported to some parts of Europe, North, east and west Asia and Africa and Middle East but a large amount is distributed to Southeastern Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia. The rice is also suitable for the diabetic in some varieties and easily can be digested by the stomach.
|Purity||95% (5% is Naturally Field Admixture)|
|Natural Admixture||5 %|
|Average Grain Length||5mm|
|Broken Grain||5% Max|
|Damage / Discolor Grain||1% Max.|
|Immature Grain||1% Max.|