Black Rice, Sprouted - High Anthocyanin content
8 ounce resealable pouch.
Our Black Rice is organically grown in Thailand, then sprouted and freeze-dried in a vortex. This unique process of 'biodynamic freeze-drying' produces a very unique high-antioxidant powder which contains bran fiber and protein-bound phyto-nutrients.
It features all 7 classes of naturally-occuring Anthocyanins, a particularly well-researched and useful class of antioxidants.
A study published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Technology stated "Anthocyanin pigments and associated flavonoids have demonstrated ability to protect against a myriad of human diseases, yet they have been notoriously difficult to study with regard to human health. Anthocyanins frequently interact with other phytochemicals to potentiate biological effects, thus contributions from individual components are difficult to decipher. The complex, multicomponent structure of compounds in a bioactive mixture and the degradation of flavonoids during harsh extraction procedures obscure the precise assignment of bioactivity to individual pigments."
Holistic health experts believe this is because of an "entourage effect" where a synergistic combination of anthocyanins may well be more beneficial than aspects of any one class. Natural medicine enthusiasts find this to be very often true in whole foods and whole herbs, where the 'sum is greater than whole of the parts'.
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