Kolam rice also known as Ponni is a variety of rice, which is popular in South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It has about 8 gms of proteins for every 100 gms of rice. It is rich in carbohydrates to give a lot of energy and contains vitamins, starch, minerals, thiamine, niacin, iron, riboflavin, vitamin D and calcium. Kolam Rice is non-allergic and does not cause any unwanted reaction on skin. Plus, it is a low sodium food and good for people with hyper tension.