Riceberry Rice is the new variety of rice that has been bred in Thailand. The rice is deep purple in colour; this gorgeous dark colour is typical of plants that yield high nutrition. Rice berry rice is cross-pollination of three hardy and loved rice strains; they are:
Thai Hom Mali Race – also known as fragrant jasmine rice, the highest quality and most sort after rice in the world, after cooking it retains its structure but takes on a soft fluffy consistency.
Hom Nin Rice – has well known and documented antioxidant properties, but this grain can become a little chewy if it isn’t cooked through.
Khao Dawk Mali 105 – a hardy seed which will grow in a broad range of agricultural environments.
The cross-pollination of these three rice plants has resulted in Riceberry Rice, a new and exciting rice variety. Riceberry takes on the best attributes of each of the grains that were used in its inception. The light fluffy texture and flavour from Thai jasmine rice, high in minerals and antioxidants from Hom Nin rice and hardy and high yield characteristics of Khao Dawk Mali 105.
Riceberry rice is rich in many antioxidant that help our immune system stay healthy. It contains significant levels of:
These antioxidants, vitamins and minerals give riceberry rice a nutrition profile that is relatively unique. The dark purple colour it matures signifies it high nutrition content and gives it a unique appearance when served.
The rice is also extremely high in fiber and bran oil, this natural aids digestion and helps keep the stomach free from disease.
THAI RICE GLYCEMIC INDEX
Riceberry rice has been graded as low-medium in the glycemic index. The abundant fiber and bran oil which it contains helps to reduce the risks of diabetes by hindering the absorption of sugars into the blood through the stomach. It also helps the pancreas function better.