Forbidden Goodness? (DYK) Black Rice

DYKblack rice also goes by the cool alias of “forbidden rice”? Apparently wayyyyy back in ancient China, anyone but the Emperor himself was forbidden to eat it. Nuts huh? Wanna know why? This little bugger is jammed packed with nutritional goodness. CNN.com states that it not only contains “… antioxidant-rich bran … (but also) … contains the antioxidants known as anthocyanins, purple and reddish pigments -- also found in blueberries, grapes, and acai -- that have been linked to a decreased risk of heart disease and cancer, improvements in memory, and other health benefits.”
Photo by FotoosVanRobin on Flickr, licensed for commercial use under Creative Commons.
NYD… It seems to be gaining market exposure here in the US so check around at the local markets for it. I found it at our local Co-op, Kokua Market! It’s relatively inexpensive, really cool looking, tastes great and super nutritiously good for ya… you gotta give it a whirl! What are ya waitin’ for?! Come on, at least do it just because it is labeled “forbidden”! =0)

3 comments:

Jeri@GodsDreamsForMe Ⓥ said...

It's very pretty when it's cooked - it turns a dark purple. It's hearty and makes me think putting it in salads would be perfect.

Vegan Dog's Life said...

I'll have to look for this at the co-op this weekend! Yum!!

Dave @GodsDreamsForMe said...

@jeri... agreed! what a pleasant surprise huh?

@vegan dog's life... yah, we like it... it is less "tough" in comparison to brown, wild and other similar rices. and sticky enough to make sushi type stuff.

let us know what you think of it!