Black rice

During the Ming dynasty in ancient China, back rice held a special, exalted place. Eaten only by the emperors and forbidden to the masses, it was known as forbidden rice. Black rice is a kind of sticky rice which has a black and purplish hue. There are many variants of this heirloom plant such as Indonesian black rice and Thai Jasmine Black Rice. Its dark purple color is primarily due to its anthocyanin content which makes it rich in antioxidants. Black rice is high in nutritional value and contains 18 amino acids, iron, zinc, copper, carotene, anthocyanin and several important vitamins...

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