Known as the forbidden rice in ancient China, this organic superfood was highly revered as the most nutritious, tasty and the rarest of rice that is only served to Emperors and members of the royal family. An amazing rice that was thought to provide long life, good health and healing to those who consumes it.
This organic superfood is a special breed of rice that has caught the interest of both health and medical community for its unique, natural and highly potent properties. A kind of sticky rice that was first cultivated in China, Thailand and Indonesia that have an earthy and nutty flavor. Unlike white rice, it is not devoid of bran which holds a far more concentration of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
A cancer-fighting organic superfood which also contains a multitude of nutrient that includes, high level of vitamin E, B3, B1, B6, copper, manganese, zinc, phosphorus, iron, fiber, carbohydrate, protein, carotene, essential fatty acids, as well as 18 amino acids. Moreover, Black rice contains powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties as well.
But what is most notable about this organic superfood is the super amount of Anthocycanin it holds. Anthocyanin is what gives black rice its color and known as an excellent antioxidant. Fresh blueberries may be branded as the king of anti-oxidant but this whole-grain has just about the same level of antioxidant with lesser amount of sugar. It is also said to be rich in phytochemicals that could help improve and protect health, as well as a stamina boosting organic superfood.
Black rice can deliver numerous powerful health benefits, such as ridding your system of free radical molecules that damages your body cells, protects your arteries from plaque build-up for better blood circulation, thus improving your brain and cardiovascular functions, fights cancer, and other chronic diseases. Black rice can also help you lower your blood cholesterol and ease up constipation. It is equally important during growth and development stages during pregnancy and even adolescence.
One exciting discovery is the pigments extracted from the bran of black rice, which can produce a variety of colors. This makes black rice pigments a natural and healthy alternative to artificial and often toxic colorings that are added to foods and beverages.
Black rice is indeed a special organic superfood that is best added into your diet… fit for a king like you!
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