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Taste Profile

It has neutral flavor.

Usage Tips

  1. It can be eaten in breakfast as a snack.
  2. It can be cooked with vegetables, mustard seeds and leaves, similarly as white poha.

Common names and forms

  1. Flaked Rice
  2. Red Avalakki
  3. Red Rice Flakes


Red poha is obtained by soaking red rice in water, then drying, flattening and roasting it. The red color of poha is due to presence of pigment called anthocyanin, a flavonoid. It has coarser texture than white poha.

Health benefits

  • Red poha contains fiber, vitamins and minerals as it does not undergo excessive processing and bran layers remain intact.(1)
  • It contains antioxidants which helps in fighting free radicals in the body.(1)
  • It also helps in preventing the risk of cancer.(1)

Selection Guide

Check for the "Use-by" date on the packaging of Red Poha. Make sure there is no evidence of moisture in it.

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