Forbidden rice (Black rice) is an heirloom black rice that dates back to ancient China. The legend behind this flavorful rice is that only Chinese Emperors and the Royal Family were allowed to eat it due to its rarity, high nutritional value, and healing qualities. Anyone else was “forbidden” to eat this rice!Black rice is rich in disease-fighting antioxidants, and contains dietary fiber, anti-inflammatory properties, and can help stop diabetes, ..."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," Zhimin Xu, PhD, of Louisiana State University Agricultural Center.
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