Why we should eat Black Rice

Why we should eat Black Rice

What is Black Rice exactly?

‘Black Rice’ is actually more purplish in color than black; although when uncooked it is very dark in appearance. This type of rice is usually sold ‘un-milled’, with the husk intact. Up until modern times, Black Rice was not easy to come by; it had been highly treasured and protected in Asia for many centuries. It is also commonly used as a condiment, dressing, or as a decoration for different types of desserts in many countries around the world.High in nutritional value, black rice is rich in iron and high in fiber.

Health Benefits

  • prevention of cancer
  • prevention of diabetes
  • prevention of heart disease
  • prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Prevention of Heart Attacks

Health Benefits

Black Rice has been linked to many health benefits and successes; and recent research suggests that there may be many more that we’re currently not aware of. Consumption of black rice has been linked to marked decreases in risk for dangerous conditions such as heart disease and cancer. High blood pressure, circulation and overall blood health also seems to be maintained well by those who add Black Rice to their diet. Because this special type of rice is considered to be anti-inflammatory and a great source of antioxidants, it may be useful in avoiding long term problems like Alzheimer’s and Diabetes. We’re just beginning to see the useful health related applications of Black Rice; it’s very possible that we’ll discover even more health related benefits from Black Rice as future research is conducted.

The Main Point is…

Black Rice is becoming the new “it” organic food that everyone is talking about; and the attention it’s getting is well deserved. The myriad of health benefits that this wonderfully ‘nutty’ grain provides are staggering; it is truly one of those foods that could potentially cure diseases and solve problems. If you’re considering adding this wonderful grain to your grocery list and diet, do so without hesitation; you would be doing yourself and your family a favor.

Black Rice and “Super Foods”

Black rice falls into a category of what are quickly becoming recognized as ‘super foods’; or foods that offer many more health benefits than other types of similar foods, etc… We’ve heard a lot about blueberries, and their healthy mind boosting properties; and acai berry with its weight loss applications. Even more recently it has been found that coffee offers some kind of long term protection against of host of fatal diseases and afflictions.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size; 1/4 cup uncooked black rice

1.5 grams of fat, 
34 grams of carbohydrates 
2 grams of fiber 

% DV for

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% 
Iron. 4%

One serving of Black Rice contains around 160 calories. 
Very high in Fiber
Not glutinous or rough
Substantial mineral content
Good source of Iron 
Good source of important Amino Acids
Minor amounts of Vitamin B

Nutritional data (per 100g):

Alanine0.437 g
Arginine0.569 g
Ash1.27 g
Aspartic acid0.702 g
Calcium, Ca33 mg
Carbohydrate, by difference76.17 g
Copper, Cu0.277 mg
Cystine0.091 g
Energy1515 kj
Energy362 kcal
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated0.971 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated0.959 g
Fatty acids, total saturated0.536 g
Fiber, total dietary3.4 g
Folate, DFE20 mcg_DFE
Folate, food20 mcg
Folate, total20 mcg
Glutamic acid1.528 g
Glycine0.369 g
Histidine0.190 g
Iron, Fe1.80 mg
Isoleucine0.318 g
Leucine0.620 g
Lysine0.286 g
Magnesium, Mg143 mg
Manganese, Mn3.743 mg
Methionine0.169 g
Niacin4.308 mg
Pantothenic acid1.493 mg
Phenylalanine0.387 g
Phosphorus, P264 mg
Potassium, K268 mg
Proline0.352 g
Protein7.50 g
Riboflavin0.043 mg
Serine0.388 g
Sodium, Na4 mg
Thiamin0.413 mg
Threonine0.275 g
Total lipid (fat)2.68 g
Tryptophan0.096 g
Tyrosine0.281 g
Valine0.440 g
Vitamin B-60.509 mg
Water12.37 g
Zinc, Zn2.02 mg

If Black Rice is produced Organically then it’s worth more than gold to eat it on regular basis.

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