Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Super Power Black Rice

Black rice has the same superfood properties as blueberries, but it is much cheaper. We found it at Amazon for $3.79 a pound, or $7.95 for 5 lbs.
It is pretty well known that brown rice is healthier than white rice.  This is because brown rice contains more fiber and lipid-soluble antioxidants (the really good ones) than white rice.  White rice is simply brown rice with the outer shell removed.  When the shell is removed, so are some nutrients.
Black rice is not directly related to brown rice or white rice, but it contains even more of these healthy compounds than brown rice.
While it’s very healthy, the taste of black rice may not be for everyone.  It plays much less of a supporting role in dinner compared to white or brown rice.  Black rice is said to have a complex taste – a deep, nutty flavor, with a hint of floral.  It is also even chewier than brown rice – a possible turn off for people.

Source: Eat Drink Better , Amazon

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