Handpounding is The action of pounding removes the husk and turns paddy into edible rice.
In this process, the grains still retains its healthy nutrients. This process doesn’t involve chemicals, electric and machines.
Thus this type of process is good for the wellbeing as compared to machine processed machine. In olden days, rice was either handpounded or parboiled.
Hand pounding Ponni is one of the healthiest Native variants as it is pounded in mortar, pestle and stone grinder. This is called kaikuthal arisi (in tamil).
Since selenium is present in handpounded rice, it reduces the likelihood of developing colon cancer. There is a high amount of fiber this rice.
Nutrients in rice help protect against breast disease and heart disease. It also reduces the risk of plaque buildup in the blood vessels.
It has also been found to reduce the incidence of heart disease.