Apothecary Corner

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WHITE RICE HIMALAYAN RED RICE BLACK RICE (FORBIDDEN RICE)
Taste
Milder flavor and softer, more delicate texture
Strong, nutty complex flavor and a firm texture
Nutty flavor and firm texture. When cooked it takes on a deep purple color.
Fiber
Highly refined – most of the bran & germ removed
Very high fiber content which improves digestive health.
Rich in fiber Provides the most nutritional benefits.

Nutritional

Content

artificially enriched with nutrients such as B Vitamins, calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, selenium, magnesium
Rich in antioxidant called anthocyanin. Naturally rich in B Vitamins, calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, selenium, magnesium and essential fatty acids
Rich in antioxidant- Anthocyanin, phytonutrients, phytochemical, Vitamin E, protein, iron and other nutrients

Health

Benefits

Pros/Cons

Treated w/additives that can lead to diabetes and obesity
Fights free radicals in the body
Believed to be beneficial for the liver, kidney and stomach due to its detoxifying properties.

 

Properties that reduce inflammation, allergy, prevent risk of cancer and help in weight management.
Properties that reduce inflammation, prevent risk of cancer and help in weight management.

Glycemic

Index

Higher glycemic index- increase risk of Type 2 Diabetes
 
Low glycemic index- makes it an excellent dietary option for heart patients and diabetics
Low sugar and glycemic content makes it an excellent dietary option for heart patients, diabetics as well as patients with high blood pressure