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These heirloom rice comes from farms in West Bengal. Black rice is know to contain the highest amount of antioxidants, protein and dietary fiber of all rices varieties couple with lower carbohydrate than ordinary rice with high iron-content. Not only is Black rice richest in powerful disease-fighting antioxidants, but it also contains dietary fiber, anti-inflammatory properties, and is known to to help stop the development of diabetes, cancer, heart disease and even weight gain.
Black rice has been eaten in regions of Asia for thousands of years; in fact for centuries it was reserved for only Chinese royalty. Today this type of rice is picking up in popularity and popping up in more health food stores across the US, Australia, and Europe, as people discover the numerous health benefits that whole grain black rice has to offer.
Black derives its rich color from phytochemicals, Anthocyanins and Tocols, which are located in the inner portion of the rice bran. Since this is an unpolished variety, there will be color loss when soaked in water. Its very natural for all unpolished rice to leave color (even in white rice color is left and hence the water is pale white / hazy). The color comes from the bran and all bran.
Nutrition Facts: 8.5 protein, 3.5 iron, 4.9 fiber, and the highest amount of antioxidants of any rice variety.
Uses: Best suited for steaming, boiling or baking for weight loss or diabetic diets. Porridge, bread, dessert, sushi rolls, rice bread salad and hand rolls.
Did you know: Research suggests that just a spoonful of black rice bran contains more health promoting anthocyanin antioxidants than are found in a spoonful of blueberries, but with less sugar and more fiber and vitamin E antioxidants.
Nutritional info : calories 11.0,carbohydrates 1.5g,Protein 1.5g