Red rice is a variety of rice that is not typically easily found in India. The cereal grain has a red-orange hue and contains high levels of anthocyanin, an antioxidant that provides many health benefits. Anthocyanins are responsible for the deep red color, which may also be accompanied by purple or pink hues. This type of rice has more fiber than white rice and is low in fat, making it a healthy alternative to white grains.  

Red rice is a type of rice that has been bred to contain compounds that make it more nutritious and flavorful than typical white rice. Red rice contains higher levels of magnesium, vitamin B3, and fiber. The red pigment in the outermost layer of the grain also gives it a distinctive color and flavor profile. 

Red Rice is a special variety of rice that gets its color red from anthocyanins content. Anthocyanins are colored water-soluble figments, which are responsible for the color red, purple, & blue in fruits, grains, and vegetables. This rice is unhulled or partially hulled & has a white husk, unlike the more common brown rice. Nutty In flavor, red rice has high nutritional values, compared to the polished rice varieties.


Red rice has 10 times more antioxidants than brown rice. Red rice is also very rich in essential nutrients, iron, vitamin, phosphorus & fiber.


1. Weight loss:

Red rice is the recent buzz in the world of diet as it is said to promote weight loss. The fat content in red rice is zero, hence its consumption can never add an extra pound to your body. It is loaded with both soluble and insoluble as the outer layer of the rice is kept intact, where all the fiber comes from. Nowadays, it is even prescribed by the doctor as an alternative to medicine to get rid of mild symptoms of high cholesterol.

2. Skin:

Red rice is rich in iron & vitamins, which together help in the production of RBC (Red Blood corpuscles) in our body, which is considered an essential element for good skin health. The antioxidants in the rice may help in fighting free radicals, which protect our skin from premature aging.

3. Diabetes:

Red rice is rich in manganese & antioxidants & hence is highly recommended for patients with diabetes.

Nutrition Information Per 100g
Energy 1458 Kİ
349 kcal
Protein (g) 8
Total fat (g) 0.5
Saturated Fat (g) 0.2
Trans fat (g) 0
Cholesterol (g) 0
Carbohydrates (g) 78
Sugars (g) 0.7
Sodium (mg) 2