Friday, January 14, 2011
Black Rice: A New "Super Food"?
Most commonly known as the "forbidden rice," once reserved for the Emperor of China, black rice is now replacing blueberries and walnuts at the top of the list of good-for-you "super-foods." Specifically recommended as an excellent source of a special variety of antioxidants known as anthocyanin antioxidants, many are suggesting black rice should become a cash crop for American farmers. According to research presented at the 240th national meeting of the American Cancer Society, just a spoonful of black rice bran contains more health promoting anthocyanin antioxidants than found in a spoonful of blueberries and more fiber and vitamin E antioxidants. Read more . . .