Riceberry Rice; High In Antioxidants, Fiber & Minerals

Riceberry  Rice is a new variety of rice bred in Thailand. The rice is deep purple; this gorgeous dark colour is typical of plants that yield high nutrition. Rice berry rice is a cross-pollination of three hardy and loved rice strains; they are:

  • Thai Hom Mali Race – also known as fragrant jasmine rice, is the highest quality and most sort after rice in the world; after cooking, it retains its structure but takes on a soft fluffy consistency.
  • Hom Nin Rice – has well-known and documented antioxidant properties, but this grain can become a little chewy if it isn’t cooked through.
  • Khao Dawk Mali 105 – a hardy seed that will grow in various agricultural environments.

The cross-pollination of these three rice plants has resulted in Riceberry Rice, a new and exciting rice variety. Riceberry takes on the best attributes of each grain used in its inception. For example, the jasmine rice’s light, fluffy texture and flavour are high in minerals and antioxidants from Hom Nin rice and the hardy and high-yield characteristics of Khao Dawk Mali 105.

Riceberry Rice Nutrition Profile

Riceberry rice is rich in antioxidants that help our immune system stay healthy. It contains significant levels of:

  • Beta-carotene
  • Gamma Oryzanol
  • Vitamin E
  • Folic Acid
  • Tannin
  • Zinc
  • Fibre
  • Bran Oil

These antioxidants, vitamins and minerals give riceberry rice a unique nutrition profile. In addition, the dark purple colour it matures signifies its high nutrition content and gives it a unique appearance when served.

The rice is also extremely high in fibre and bran oil, which naturally aids digestion and helps keep the stomach free from disease.

Thai Rice Glycemic Index

Riceberry rice has been graded as low-medium in the glycemic index. The abundant fibre and bran oil that it contains helps to reduce the risks of diabetes by hindering the absorption of sugars into the blood through the stomach. It also helps the pancreas function better.

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