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"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.