The Hidden Benefits of Black Rice
Everyone knows our main food using in kitchen is rice, our meal never completed with out rice so mostly Asian country they loves rice. Some of the country they use rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner also! Like Philippines, Vietnamese really they loves to eat rice. But less people only they know normal rice not much benefits for health. If you use it regular it will harm for health so some of health concias people they choose alternative others rice that’s Black rice . In our country also now a days we found easily found it supermarket.
Any one Haven’t heard of black rice? It’s not surprising really, it’s pretty rare compared to its brown and white relatives. Ancient Chinese lore claims that black rice was reserved solely for the Emperor and the Royal Family, due to its nutritional profile and healing abilities. Back in those days, if you were caught eating it without permission, your life was in jeopardy!Forbidden Black Rice Is More Than Just Rice.find out the hidden benefits of black rice. Was the Emperor right when he decided to keep it all to himself? Is black rice worth tracking down for its healthful properties?Where black rice really puts itself ahead of either brown or white rice is when it comes to its antioxidant content.Another supposed health benefit of black rice is helping people reach or maintain a healthy weight.Of course, this is just one study. And it featured a mix of black and brown rice.
This makes it difficult to say if black rice is responsible for the extra weight loss, or if it’s simply down to the high fiber content of both black and brown rice.
However, this study (and many others) highlight the importance of fiber in maintaining a healthy weight. Because our bodies digest fiber slowly, high fiber foods keep us fuller for longer, preventing hunger, acarvings.
While studies show that black rice shows some promise in preventing the spread of cancer, it’s not by any means a cure. Much more research needs to be carried out in this area.
certainly appears to have some health benefits, number one of those being its antioxidant content.Other health effects of black rice, like its weight loss and anti-cancer claims, need a lot more investigation before we can say for sure if it works in these areas.
That said, I’m all for a varied diet so in my opinion any healthy foods should be added in to a healthy eating plan to give us more variety. Black rice is certainly a healthy food!
It also has a unique nutty flavor that I love!So if you like rice and you like the sound of these health benefits, then by all means try some of this ‘forbidden rice’. Just remember, it’s not a ‘miracle cure’ for anything! 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.
Despite being less popular than brown rice or wild rice, black rice, known as forbidden rice, is an ancient grain that has even more impressive health benefits than most other closely related rice varieties.
Not only is it the type of rice that is richest in powerful disease-fighting antioxidants, but it also contains dietary fiber, anti-inflammatory properties, and has the ability 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.
One serving of black or forbidden rice contains only around 160 calories, but offers a very high amount of flavanoid phytonutrients, a good source of important fiber, substantial mineral content including iron and copper, and even a good source of plant based protein. Just the outside hull of the grain has one of the highest levels of anthocyanin antioxidants of any food!
A one-half cup serving of cooked black rice, or about ¼ cup uncooked, contains approximately (in daily recommended values):
• 160 calories
• 1.5 grams of fat
• 34 grams of carbohydrates
• 2 grams of fiber
• 5 grams of protein
• 4% DV for iron
Wondering how black rice compares to other rice varieties? Here’s how the different types of rice differ in terms of nutrient content when we compare an 100gm serving of each kind:
• Polished white rice – contains 6.8 protein, 1.2 iron, 0.6 fiber.
• Brown rice: 7.9 protein, 2.2 iron, and 2.8 fiber.
• Red rice: 7.0 protein, 5.5 iron, and 2.0 fiber.
• Black rice: 8.5 protein, 3.5 iron, 4.9 fiber, and the highest amount of antioxidants of any rice variety.
You can see that black rice contains the highest amount of antioxidants, protein and dietary fiber of all rices varieties; plus black rice is also a good source of iron, which can be hard to get for plant based eaters who rely on grains and legumes for protein.
(Writer Budhathoki is Sous Chef of Soaltee Crowne Plaza Hotel)