Thursday, August 26, 2010

Black Rice?

(picture from CNN Health)
As of now, this black rice is only available at Whole Foods and other specialty stores but there is talk about trying to get it in ALL local grocery stores.
Why, you ask??
Well, here's a little info about this SUPER FOOD:
Like brown rice, black rice is loaded with antioxidant-rich bran which gets stripped away during milling to create white rice. But this black rice contains anthocyanins, found in blueberries, grapes and acai-which is linked to decreased risk of heart disease and cancer and improvement in memory and other health benefits as well! This has most of the healthy benefits of blueberries without the sugar contained in the berries, so its definitely a healthy alternative to brown rice-which is still a MUCH better choice than white rice. Because it is not widely grown in the U.S., this product when found, can be expensive-but it seems like its worth the price?!
What do you think??

I'm going to find some VERY soon and give it a try...
Let me know if you have tried it, or have found it and are up for giving it a try ??! I'd love to hear what you think?


Julie said...

Wow, never even heard of it. I hope you find some so you can try it first. LOL

GREYZ said...

Dropping by via Mannland5. I have tried brown rice and it's incomparable to white rice. I have seen black rice but I haven't stated it yet. Let me know what you think of it when you try some! :)

Kasey said...

I found you from Mama Hen's and love your site! I've never heard of black rice but it seems like a great alternative.

M.O.T.B said...

Never tried it...a little afraid actually!

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