Learn All About the Health Benefits of Riceberry
You’ve Heard of Black Rice, Wild Rice, and Jasmine Rice, but Have You Heard About Riceberry Rice?
Riceberry is a rice you definitely need to pick up on your next grocery run.
What is Riceberry Rice?
Riceberry rice was developed from a cross between two renowned Thai rice strains: Jao Hom Nun, a Thai non-glutinous purple rice, and Khoa Dawk Mali 105 (Thai Hom mali rice) with the aim of boosting nutritional values, fragrance, and the taste of rice. The result? Rice that is loaded with powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and vital health-promoting compounds that can help to lower the risks from disease.
What are the health benefits?
Research Outreach confirms, “red and purple bran rice have significantly higher total and flavonoid concentrations and antioxidant capacities than light-colored bran rice. . . due to their higher concentrations of proanthocyanidins and anthocyanins.” So what does this mean for you? Remember that antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals are compounds that can cause harm if their levels become too high in your body. So, consuming high antioxidant foods, such as riceberry, is healthy is for you.
According to Research Outreach, “riceberry reveals the presence of chemoprotective compounds . . . including beta-carotene and lutein– which are not found in white rice. Additional compounds: polyphenol, tannin, and catechin levels were found to be 3-10 times higher than those in normal brown rice.” Their studies also prove to confer chemoprotective properties in a variety of human cancer cell lines including colon cancer, breast cancer, and leukemia.
Treatment of Metabolic Diseases
The whole grain riceberry has been proven to lower hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia. Hyperglycemia is referred to as having high blood sugar, whereas hyperlipidemia is the condition where high levels of fat are present in the blood. Both diseases are known to increase your chances of a stroke or heart attack.
Where to Buy Riceberry
Now that we’ve learned about all the incredible health benefits, your next question might be where to buy it. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Riceberry can be bought on Amazon as well as in Asian supermarkets.
How to Cook Riceberry
As previously mentioned, riceberry is a whole grain which means, the entire kernel is intact. A popular whole grain is a brown rice. Because of its kernel, whole grains require additional water and time in order to be fully cooked compared to white rice.
Follow these quick steps from Chatelaine for easy and tasty riceberry rice!
Thoroughly rinse the rice.
Put 1 part riceberry to 1.5 parts water in a medium pot.
Cook, covered, over medium-high heat until the water comes to a boil.
Simmer on low heat until the water has reduced and small steam holes appear.
Cover and remove the pot of rice from the heat and let it sit off-heat for 10 minutes.
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