Black Rice has been considered a “superfood” for thousands of years in Asia but not until recently has it been recognized or available in Australia. When the outer layers of wholegrain, the hull and bran, are removed in the milling process, the grains lose their beneficial properties. Our Zero Black Rice has zero GMO, zero processing and Zero preservatives to keep this ancient whole grain full of antioxidants, Fibre, Vitamin E, Iron and low in Sugar.
Zero Black Rice is grown on rich volcanic soil by a collective of small farmers in a valley between Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu in Central Java. The farmers use fresh mountain spring water and certified organic methods to cultivate this fragrant premium Black Rice.
With such an interesting colour people often ask why is it so black? This ancient grain gets its unique colour from its remarkable levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin. This is the same antioxidant that gives Blackberries, Blueberries and Cranberries their dark colour.