Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)
Pigmented rice: A potential ingredient for extruded products review paper
Richa Sati and Shweta Singh
Pigmented rice is majorly of two varieties black and red. Pigmented rice varieties are packed with vitamins and nutrients. Their key nutrients are as follow; anthocyanins, protein, phytochemicals and polyphenols. They are known to prevent many precarious diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and cancer but due to its production being limited to certain parts of the world they are still not utilised up to its full potential. They are cultivated in South East Asia and some part of Africa. India is the second largest rice producer country but the consumption of pigmented rice is restricted to North Eastern parts of the country. Owing to its excellent nutritional profile it has been used in medicinal purposes since ancient times in china and some parts of Korea. Its health benefits are being recognized and therefore is gaining popularity among white rice consuming population of the world. With their flavour comparable to white rice with slight nutty twist they are a natural superfood that can boost one’s immunity. The pigmented rice is an important future crop for the world to counter the primary health problems in our society and provide ample of nutrients to the body that are not present in the white rice.
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Richa Sati and Shweta Singh. Pigmented rice: A potential ingredient for extruded products review paper. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):700-702.