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Highest Level of Anthocyanin Antioxidants
About the Recipe: On cold winter days, chicken soup brings comfort to one’s heart and soul. This delicious recipe is filled with shredded chicken, carrots, celery, and mushrooms. The broth is flavored Asian style with Miso, soy and mirin. The “so good for you: black rice adds a special touch. Top with slivers of spinach and minced green onion before serving.
About Black Rice: Thousands of years ago in ancient China, noble Chinese men took possession of every grain of the black forbidden rice, banning its consumption among anyone who was not royalty or very wealthy.
The bran hull of black rice, which is the outermost layer of the rice grain, contains one of the highest levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin found in any known food.
Black rice has a deep black or purple color, which is an indication of its high antioxidant properties, similarly to how deeply colored antioxidant berries like blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries appear.
Sources show that the anthocyanin content of black rice is higher than any other grain, including brown rice, red rice, red quinoa, or other colored whole grain varieties.
Anthocyanin antioxidants have been correlated with: helping to prevent cardiovascular disease, protecting against cancer that can be caused by free radical damage, improving brain function, reducing inflammation. Additionally, black rice also contains important antioxidant Vitamin E, which is useful in maintaining eye, skin, and immune health in addition to other important functions.
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