Compared with other types of rice, black rice is one of the highest in protein.
Research shows that black rice contains over 23 types of antioxidants and has the highest antioxidant activity of all rice varieties.
Anthocyanin is a pigment that’s responsible for the black-purple color of forbidden rice. It’s also been found to have potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancer effects.
Black rice is naturally gluten-free and can be a good option for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
Black rice is prepared similarly to other types of rice and can be added to a variety of savory and sweet dishes.