Thai jasmine black rice is grown in Thailand. Jasmine rice gets its name for the fragrant jasmine scent it produces while being cooked. Black jasmine rice, while not as prevalent as the white and brown varieties, adds more vibrant color to meals, but it also provides additional health benefits.
Black jasmine rice owes its coloring to a mix of flavonoid anthocyanin antioxidants, which have shown promise in fighting heart disease, cancer and other ailments. In fact, while speaking at a meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Zhimin Xu of Louisiana State University, stated a spoonful of black rice provides all the same health benefits as a spoonful of blueberries, except without the sugar and with even more fiber and vitamin E antioxidants.
According to BlackRice.com, a nonprofit website dedicated to spreading the word about black rice, one serving size of 1/4 cup of uncooked black rice contains 160 calories, 1.5 g of fat, 34 g of carbohydrates, 2 g of fiber and 7.5 g of protein. Black rice also contains calcium, iron, niacin, potassium and zinc.
For those who are interested to buy and try our black rice from Cha-am, in Petchaburi province. It is available for 63THB/KG in Cha-am. Please contact Mr. pi M (mob: 0855679720) or leave a message here so that we can contact you.