Black rice is a deep black color and usually turns deep purple color when cooked .In ancient China black rice was considered the royal food  , so that it is  only served to the emperor  and it is not afford to common people  .There fore it is called forbidden rice .The color is due to the presence of anthocyanin antioxidant . Anthocyanin is a natural anti oxidant and anti inflammatory agent present in the black rice .This rice is a versatile food with many health benefits .
 Black rice is highly in nutritional value and it contains 18 aminoacids ,iron ,zinc ,copper ,carotene ,dietary fiber ,anti oxidants and vitamins like E and B complex .It has a mild and nutty taste .Research shows that black rice is more nutritious than white and brown rice .Consuming of black rice will help to
-  Prevent  the chronic diseases like  diabetes , heart diseases  alzheimer"s disease and cancer .
- It helps to lowers the blood cholesterol.
- It protects the kidney and enhances the kidney function .
- It is very good for stomach , it will prevent and give remedy for stomach  related problems .
- It improves the liver function .
- It controls the aging  process because of its anti oxidant and vitamin E content .
- It removes the constipation because it is rich in dietary fiber .
- It helps to elevate the anemia through its iron content 
 In China noodles are made from this rice .Because of its good taste ,flavour  and nutrient content black rice is used for preparing desserts and  pudding .

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