Bhutan Red Rice is a whole grain irrigated by glacial waters of Himalayas. It has a low Glycaemic Index, enriched with essential minerals and dietary fibre. Bhutan Red rice is unhulled or partially hulled rice that includes a red husk. The germ of the red rice is left intact, it has a higher nutritional value, with a nutty flavour to boot. Bhutan red rice does not go through the fumigation process.
BENEFITS OF RED RICE
The flavonoid that gives the Bhutanese red rice is a distinct red hue is called anthocyanin. It acts as a powerful antioxidant; possibly help reduce the spread of cancer cells and even inhibit the formation of tumours.
Anthocyanin is also good for the skin because its antioxidant properties help to delay the signs of ageing. Research has also shown that a diet rich in anthocyanin can help to protect against skin cancer and various other skin diseases.
PACKED WITH NUTRIENTS
Bhutan red rice is full of essential nutrients such as zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, manganese, selenium, protein and potassium. It contains more zinc and iron than its white, black and brown rice.
GOOD CHOICE FOR DIABETICS
Bhutan red rice has a lower glycemic index and is, therefore, an excellent alternative for people with diabetes. Compared to standard rice's glycemic index of 70, red rice has a relatively small glycemic index of 55.
Bhutan red rice is a whole grain that is rich in fibre. Fibre is essential for digestion, and it can help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels. Since fibre helps you to keep you full for longer, and red rice is also fat-free - reducing the risk of obesity.
Storage - Keep in refrigerate after opening to prevent rancidity.