-Our premium black porridge is made with the greatest care and craftsmanship.
-Our freshly harvested black rice is both delicious and low in calories, making it a perfect breakfast for busy mornings or a light snack for late nights.
–Black Rice Porridge– What is black rice?
Black rice is a particularly odd duck; its deep, dark color, which is something like a purplish black, is a rarity in the food world.
That dark color is due to an excess of anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that’s the culprit for most darkly colored plants.
Black rice has a spectacularly high level of anthocyanin, which might be why it’s revered in, for example, China as an extremely healthy food. It also is fairly tricky to grow, at least in terms of yield, which is often as low as 10 percent of other rice varieties. It’s occasionally called “emperor’s rice” or “forbidden rice” for that very reason: Oral history suggests that only the richest of the rich were able to afford the delicacy.