Forbidden rice also called as “emperor’s rice” was once reserved for the Royal Families to ensure their health and longevity, and forbidden to anyone else.
Manipuri Black Forbidden Rice i.e. Chak-hao is well known for its attractive colour and aromatic flavour and considered as the richest source of antioxidant, anthocyanin. Its uniqueness is pleasant aroma coupled with stickiness which is not common in other available black rice varieties.
1) Rich in antioxidants, boosts immunity: It is extremely rice in Antioxidants. As
per the studies, its consumption contributes to the prevention and management of ailments such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, arthritis, allergies, aging signs and cancer. It reduces inflammation, boost immunity and maintains healthy functioning of brain.
2) Diabetic friendly, ideal for weight loss: It is unpolished and maintains consistent sugar levels. It prevents insulin resistance & risk of diabetes. It is low in calories, which makes it great for people who want to lose weight without giving up rice. It has higher proportion of protein, which makes it ideal for muscle building.
3) Naturally grown, detox and rejuvenate: Naturally grown and contains phytonutrients. It helps in detoxification and rejuvenation of mind and body. It helps liver and keep the heart healthy by reducing bad cholesterol.
4) Aromatic and Tasty: It is attractive in colour and aroma with slightly nutty flavour. Delicious dishes like Biryani, Kheer, Pudding, Boiled Rice etc. can be made from Chakhao for regular consumption.