Black Rice

Black rice is one of the several black-colored heirloom plants producing rice variants, such as Indonesian Black Rice and Forbidden Rice. It is rich in iron, high in fiber and has a deep nutty taste.

Forbidden rice is a strain of Chinese black rice, and is considered as both food and medicine in China. Forbidden rice has a dark purple color because it contains high amount of anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant. This rice contains more vitamin B, vitamin E, niacin, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc than white rice.

Black rice as sold in Haikou, Hainan, ChinaBlack rice as sold in Haikou, Hainan, China
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