Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Red Rice and Its Health Benefits

Red rice, also known as weedy rice, a low-yielding rice variety that persists as a weed in fields of better-quality rice. Red yeast rice is the product of yeast ( Monascus purpureus ) grown on rice, and is served as a dietary staple in some Asian countries. Taken to invigorate the body, aid in digestion, to remove "blood blockages" and it is commonly used for lowering cholesterol.-source-
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