Ruby Chumpear – Recognized by its a reddish color, this unique variety has a high content of phenolic antioxidants, which are protective chemical compounds that offer resistance to illnesses ranging from cancer to arthritis. In addition, it’s high fiber content helps in lowering cholesterol levels and preventing heart disease.
RD43 Brown Rice – This rice variety is known for it’s medium to low Glycemic Index, which contributes to slower absorption of sugar into the body and is therefore suitable for people with Diabetes.
Riceberry Rice – Riceberry is not the same as traditional black rice. This highly nutritious, dark purple long grain rice has a chewy texture and sweet aroma. It harbors its antioxidant properties in the rice bran. High in fiber and anthocyanin, it can help reduce cholesterol and improve heart and digestive health. Rich in Iron, Folate, Beta carotene, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Lutein, Tannin, Zinc and Omega 3, it is recommended for people with iron deficiency anemia and pregnant women.
For more information go to the
RCS&RGD website (dna.kps.ku.ac.th).
(MOAC Thailand Certified)
Cooking Ideas – Rinse and drain raw rice before cooking. To cook, use 1 and 1/2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice. The rice can be steamed or cooked in a rice cooker. Bring to a boil. Then simmer on low heat 30 minutes. Do not stir. Turn off heat and leave the lid on for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve. The rice can be used in traditional Thai recipes as well as in salads and other dishes. This rice retains much of its natural bran and therefore cooks in a similar way to brown rice. For best results cook in a rice cooker. Do not cook in a microwave because this will cause the Glycemic Index to be higher.