Rice is an indispensable part of the Indian diet, we all love this lite, white and tasty food. There is a wide variety of rice found in India, one of them is the *Ponni rice*. Developed by Tamil Nadu Agriculture University in 1986, this rice is a popular variety of Taichung 65 and the Myang Ebos 6080/2.
The term Ponni in Tamil literature is used for the river Kaveri, many professionals say that the name Poni is given to this breed of rice because of the major source of its cultivation is on the banks of Kaveri river, in Ariyalur, Trichy, and Madhurai.
The specialty of the Ponni rice is the Unique aroma and essence which is a byproduct of the presence of the 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline chemical. the Ponni rice is high in fiber content, it is gluten-free, it has low glycerine index, which helps with the decrease of blood sugar levels. Ponni Rice is also very well known as a natural remedy for high cholesterol levels.