This is probably pretty lame, but I find perusing the grocery isles or farmers market fun. I know that probably doesn’t add to my cool points, neither does counting cool points I guess. Obviously it’s exciting to find new things to add to recipes, but food can be so pretty too. Like this black rice I made with this curry soup. It’s really more of a deep purple when you cook it. Either way I’m into it.
Black rice, also known as “forbidden rice,” contains the highest levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin when compared to other grains. That’s the same antioxidant that is found in blueberries, purple grapes, plums, tart cherries and beets, but black rice contains less sugar. It also contains some fiber and iron. Research has found that anthocyanin may help with reducing inflammation, aiding in cardiovascular disease, cancer that may be caused by free radicals, and improving brain function. (1) It also contains the antioxidant vitamin E, think hair, skin, eye health, and so much more.