3 Benefits of Black Glutinous Rice for Health
Pondan – Sticky, purplish-black. That black glutinous rice, one type of rice that is quite widely consumed in Indonesia. There are so many kinds of processed black glutinous rice that can be found in Indonesia, ranging from sticky rice porridge, sticky rice, tapai sticky rice, to sponge cake. But do you know that black glutinous rice contains many health benefits?
Black glutinous rice by modern researchers is categorized as one of the superfoods – foods that contain a wealth of solid nutrients that can benefit the body. Even black glutinous rice is also believed to be one of the anti-cancer foods thanks to its complex nutritional content. Curious? The following is an explanation for you.
Rich in Antioxidants
Black glutinous rice has a dark purple color almost black. This shows that rice is rich in antioxidants thanks to its anthocyanin content. The antioxidant content in rice is claimed to be higher compared to other types of rice. Research says that anthocyanins as antioxidants contained in black glutinous rice are believed to have abilities such as: maintaining heart health, preventing cancer caused by free radicals, improving brain function, helping to reduce inflammation, and much more. Not only that, but black glutinous rice also contains other important antioxidants such as vitamin E, which can also help maintain eye health, skin, and body immunity.
Black glutinous rice is rich in food fiber. Even the food fiber content is higher than other types of rice. The fiber content is what serves to help maintain the digestive tract because it can help prevent constipation, flatulence, and even absorb toxins in the drain. Not only helps the body’s metabolic processes, but food fiber in black glutinous rice can also help you be full longer. This is suitable for you who want to lose weight!
Like other types of rice, although sticky, black glutinous rice does not contain gluten. As different as sticky wheat flour because of its gluten content, the sticky nature of black sticky rice comes from starch which is naturally found in all types of rice. For people who are allergic to gluten, consuming black glutinous rice can be an alternative option for their carbohydrate intake.
Not unexpectedly, behind the delicious taste turns out there are so many benefits contained by black glutinous rice. Especially for mom & sis, the goodness contained in black glutinous rice can also be found in the Black Glutinous Steamed Brownies and the Black Glutinous Steamed Brownies in Pandanus ready to use from Pondan. Practical and without complicated, just add eggs and coconut milk. You can get your favorite Pondan products on the Pondan website or your favorite e-commerce. Come on, make some creations with Pondan!