Antioxidant Qualities of Black Rice

Then great antioxidant properties of blueberries and blackberries has gotten a lot of press for good reason, but recent research shows that black rice is another powerful force of anthocyanin antioxidants. The results of this study were presented to the American Chemical Society.

According to Zhimin Xu, Associate Professor at the Department of Food Science at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center in Baton Rouge, “Just a spoonful of black rice bran contains more health promoting anthocyanin antioxidants than are found in a spoonful of blueberries, but with less sugar and more fiber and vitamin E antioxidants.”

Known as “Forbidden Rice” in China, this study focused on rice grown in Louisiana and is emphasizing the potential of growing this crop domestically.

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