Poha, also known as compressed rice or beaten rice, is a type of flakes made by flattening dehusked rice. When soaked in water, these rigid, bland-tasting white grains soften and swell up to twice their size. Avalakki is considered strong because it contains no cholesterol or saturated fat. Compressed rice is a good source of calories because it contains less sodium. It is typically used to make breakfast dishes, which is always a good choice, and it is made from organically grown rice. Poha is a filling dish. It is high in carbohydrates, high in iron, high in fiber, high in antioxidants and essential vitamins, and gluten-free. It is known to be beneficial to people with diabetes, skin problems, and heart problems.