Colored rice, the new Functional Food

The pigmented or colored rice is brown rice that has a greater nutritional value compared to all other rice. Black and red rice contain flavonoid polyphenols, called anthocyanins, powerful anti-aging antioxidants which give the typical natural color to rice. The pigmented brown rice helps to neutralise free radicals, moreover it has an anti-inflammatory action on the body and protects the heart. For their anticarcinogenic and preventive action for some diseases, pigmented rice is considered to be a Functional Food, also used in pharmacy and nutraceuticals to make dietary supplements.