Chinese Black Rice

Chinese Black Rice

Woodland Foods

Origin: China

Size: 10 pound

$79.99

SKU: 11823

Chinese Black Rice is also known as "emperor's rice" or "forbidden rice" because it was once cultivated exclusively for the Chinese emperor and aristocracy to ensure good health and longevity. Historically, black rice’s scarcity was also a result of low yield: it produces just 10% of the harvest of other varieties. Black rice is a glutinous, medium-grain rice. Its violet-black color is a result of a high concentration of anthocyanin, the same antioxidant responsible for the color of blueberries, acaí berries, eggplant and concord grapes. Interestingly, the color of black rice is caused by a gene mutation. Black rice is considered a superfood thanks to its high level of anthocyanins. It also has more protein and fiber than white, red or brown rice and it’s packed with iron and vitamin E. Black rice has a rich, sweet flavor and a satisfyingly chewy texture. While it is traditionally used in Taiwan and Mainland China as a dessert ingredient, it can easily substitute other varieties of rice in savory dishes. Its color, which changes from black to purple during cooking, makes for a beautifully striking presentation.

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