Exotic variety, Is commonly known by the name Emperor’s rice. It is also known as purple rice or Forbidden rice. The reason why this type of rice is called by royal terms is that it enriches the health and ensures longevity. It was used to prepare varieties of desserts during ancient times.
Duration of this paddy variety is 175-190 days. The black color pigmentation is due to the presence of anthocyanin in it, which is normally present in blueberries and blackberries. It has a nutty flavor.
Since they are very rich in phytonutrients, consuming it shields you from major risks of heart, intestinal problems, liver problems and much more. Rich in fibre content, has the highest level of antioxidants.
Reduces inflammation, Consuming on a regular basis, reduces the risk of Asthma. It acts as a wonderful Detox for the liver. It absolutely reduces atherosclerosis – Consuming Black rice helps in removal of fatty materials which get deposited in the inner walls of arteries.
It entirely controls the Hypertension, completely reduces cholesterol (LDL – Low-density Lipoprotein cholesterol, which is bad cholesterol). It helps in preventing Cancer. It improves the digestive system. It enhances the growth of hair and increases eyesight.
Recipes : Pongal, Idly, Dosa, Puttu, Plain rice for Meals, Black rice Risotto. Not recommend for lunch.
Soak for 1 to 2 hours before cooking/preparing. Optimum soaking time is 4 hours.