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Black rice - a new superfood?

Blog Post created by john simpson on Nov 3, 2010

Taken from AOL Health
"Is Black Rice the Latest  Superfood?"




Everyone knows that brown rice is healthier than  white, but is black rice the fairest of them all? Like its paler sibling brown  rice, black rice is high in vitamin E, iron, fiber and antioxidants, but a new  study suggests that it may also alleviate inflammation associated with  allergies, asthma and other diseases... The current study, published in the  American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food  Chemistry, looked at the effects of black rice bran extract on skin  inflammation in lab mice. The research was conducted at universities in Korea.  Researchers found that feeding mice their standard diet supplemented with 10  percent black rice bran significantly suppressed chemically induced inflammation  of the ear skin as compared to mice fed a diet without black rice bran or a diet  supplemented with 10 percent brown rice bran.