If you love colorful food that packs a lot of nutrients, you’re in for a treat: today we’ll learn more about red cargo rice, a grain that can be the highlight of any meal.
What Is Red Cargo Rice?
Red cargo rice is a type of unpolished rice, that is, rice that has retained its inner bran layers. By contrast, polished rice has been milled to remove its husk, bran, and germ.
This type of long-grain rice is non-glutinous, meaning that, unlike glutinous rice, it doesn’t become sticky when cooked. Its color ranges from red to purple and its texture is chewier compared to white rice.
The name “red cargo rice” comes from the fact that it used to be exported in bulk. This marked a difference from white rice, which was pre-packaged before exportation.
What Are the Health Benefits of Red Cargo Rice?
Health-wise, the most obvious characteristic of red cargo rice is that it contains more fiber than white rice. Fiber-rich grains come with a lot of benefits, including the normalization of bowel movements and lower cholesterol levels.
Red cargo rice is also a good source of vitamins B1 and B2. Vitamin B1, or thiamine, is necessary for all the tissues of the body to work properly. Vitamin B2, or riboflavin, helps build red blood cells and supports many cellular functions.
More importantly, red cargo rice is rich in antioxidants, the substances that help your body fight the action of free radicals, unstable atoms that have been linked to aging and a growing number of ailments.
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