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Move Over Brown Rice, Black Rice Is in Town

Posted Nov 20 2010 6:00am

Should you add black rice to your plate? Credit: TheBusyBrain

Everyone knows that brown rice is healthier than white, but is black rice the fairest of them all?

Like its paler sibling brown rice, black rice is high in vitamin E, iron, fiber and antioxidants, but a new study suggests that it may also alleviate inflammation associated with allergies, asthma and other diseases.

An overlooked variety of rice sometimes known as “forbidden rice” because only emperors were allowed to eat it, black rice is still relatively rare in the West. Both black and brown rice retain many of the nutrients white rice loses during processing, but black or purple rice is believed to be superior to brown varieties for several reasons. Continue reading for the health benefits of black rice … —AOL Health

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