What’s different from Black Rice and Glutinous Black Rice?


What’s different from Black Rice and Glutinous Black Rice?

Black rice (also known as purple rice) is made from a range of rice types from the species Oryza Sativa, some of which are glutinous rice. Varieties include Indonesian and Thai jasmine black rice.

Black rice is a source of iron, vitamin E, and antioxidants. The bran hull (outermost layer) contains one of the highest levels of anthocyanins found in food! The grain has a similar amount of fibre to brown rice and, like brown rice, has a mild, nutty taste.

Black rice has a deep black colour and usually turns deep purple when cooked. Its dark purple colour is primarily due to its anthocyanin content, which is higher by weight than that of other coloured grains.

Black rice is suitable for creating porridge, dessert, black rice salad, stir-fried black rice, black rice fish cake and many more!

Glutinous Black Rice is in the white bowl on the left and Thai Black Rice is in the green bowl on the right.

SP Herb Black Rice is gluten-free, is low in carbohydrates, low sugar content, low GI and super low in starch. It is high in protein, magnesium, iron, antioxidants and fibre. Try our Black Rice today!

**People who are allergic to gluten, are gluten intolerance, or diagnosed with Celiac disease are not recommended to eat glutinous Black Rice**

When you go Black Rice you never go back!!

You already know that brown rice is a nutrition powerhouse compared to white rice.  But you can do even better.  Discover the benefits of SP Herb Black Rice. But I must warn you ONCE YOU GO BLACK … RICE, YOU NEVER GO BACK!

Brown rice is rich in fibre, vitamin E compounds and cholesterol-lowering antioxidants. Those benefits are all contained in the brown bran. And black rice contains all the benefits of brown rice and MORE!  Loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin E, Fiber, iron and valuable anti-inflammatory properties, this special rice is truly remarkable in its abilities.

Where did SP Herb Black Rice Come From?

Thai Black Rice “SUMRUBTHAI BRAND” planted in Phitsanulok and Sukhothai province which in central of Thailand, also grown in the chemical-free area. Grains are selected carefully and milled by removing the outer peel out, without polishing to maintain the highest nutrition level.

What is Black Rice exactly?

‘Black Rice’ is actually more purplish in colour than black; although when uncooked it is very dark in appearance. This type of rice is usually sold ‘un-milled’, with the husk intact. Up until modern times, Black Rice was not easy to come by; it had been highly treasured and protected in Asia for many centuries.

Health Benefits of SP Herb Black Rice

Black rice is the “new” superfood. Black rice offers all of the same health benefits of brown rice but it also packs some serious antioxidants. Because of its dark colour, black rice bran contains the same anthocyanin antioxidants found in blueberries or blackberries.

According to research from the Department of Food Science at Louisiana State University, a spoonful of black rice bran contains more health promoting anthocyanin antioxidants than a spoonful of blueberries, but with less sugar and more fiber and vitamin E antioxidants.

Found in dark blue, red and purple foods, anthocyanin antioxidants show promise for fighting heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.  Black rice is often referred to as “purple rice,” since when it’s soaked or cooked it changes from black to a deep purple or burgundy color.

Research into the uses and applications for antioxidants has shown that they are linked to the prevention/treatment of

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Anti-ageing

Black rice is higher in antioxidants than brown or white rice. Black rice also has a low Glycemic Index (GI) of 42.3 (Low GI foods are considered those with a GI of 55 or less) compared to white rice, which has an average GI of 89, and brown rice that has an average GI of 50. Black rice contains eight essential vitamins and minerals, including antioxidant nutrients, riboflavin and zinc. Riboflavin contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress, while zinc protects cells from free radicals (those nasty things that wreak havoc in our bodies and cause diseases like cancer).

Out of all the types, however, black rice is found to be the one containing the highest amount of nutrition that helps with growth. Here’s some information on the different rice colours on their content.

  • Polished white rice – contains 6.8 protein, 1.2 iron, 0.5 zinc and 0.6 fibre.
  • Brown rice – contains 7.9 protein, 2.2 iron, 0.5 zinc and 2.8 fibre
  • Red rice – 7.0 protein, 5.5 iron, 3.3 zinc and 2.0 fibre.
  • Black rice – 8.5 protein, 3.5 iron, zero zinc and 4.9 fibre.

How to cook Black Rice

The bran or hard outer shell of the black rice is the part with all the great benefits but it also makes the rice a little tricky to cook. Like brown rice, it will take close to an hour although the actual cooking time can be shortened by soaking the rice for an hour, or even overnight, to speed the process.

Black Rice should be cooked with two cups of water to every one cup of rice. As a general rule it will need to cook for half an hour (25-30 min) after soaking or around one hour (60-70 min) if you cook unsoaked rice. Rice cookers can be used to help to cook black rice.

Where can you get it?

SP Herb Black rice is becoming more prominent on supermarket shelves alongside brown and white rice varieties. If your local doesn’t stock it, try a search in our location link to suit your convenience, or order online.

New Shipment of SP Herb Thai Black Cargo Rice 2017








Lastest Crop of Thai Black Cargo Rice 2017.

SP Herb have purchased lastest crop of Thai Black Cargo Rice year 2017, the shipment will arrive in our warehouse on 8th November 2017.

We received an advice from supplier that our Thai Black Rice are lastest crop, the best preparation are:

A) Put of Cup of SP Herb Black Rice in the Rice cooker OR a pot.
B) Rinse with water only once, then add one and the half cups of water and turn on the rice cooker OR cooked on the stove
C) When the Black Rice is cook do not lift the cover immediately
D) Simmer for 10 – 15 Minutes before open the cover
E) The Rice will be ready to serve

This picture is a sample of cooked Black Rice they are very soft and fragrance. But it’s delicious.

SP Herb Thai Black Cargo Rice

Specific characteristics of SP Herb Thai Black Cargo Rice

SP Herb Thai Black Cargo Rice is black colour. Thai Black Cargo Rice comes with good taste and its unique fragrance. Only its husk has been removed to retain its nutrients, vitamins and mineral.


Benefits of SP Herb Thai Black Cargo Rice

Thai Black Cargo Rice contains vitamin B1, B2, B complex, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Calcium and niacin. Vitamin B helps prevent from numbness and helps nervous system work properly. Vitamin B2 helps prevent from canker sore, and provides good digestion.

Vitamin B Complex helps relieve and prevents from the muscle weakness, prevents from skin disease and makes good appetite. Calcium maintains bone and teeth, prevents from anemia and numbness. Fiber helps in digestion, prevents from intestine cancer, absorbs fat and decreases the number of cholesterol. Niacin helps nervous system and skin system works properly.