My mom bought me two other varieties of rice recently: red and black. Given that I already knew brown rice is more nutritious than white rice, I wondered if the red and black rice were even more nutritious. I started to look up the nutritional information.
Originally I started to look up multiple varieties of each “color” or rice, but it turns out that the short-grain and long-grain varieties of the same color had the same nutritional info. To simplify the data, I limited the chart to one variety of each color:
|White Rice (Jasmine)||Brown Rice (short grain)||Red Cargo Rice||Black Rice|
|Serving Size||1/4 cup dry||1/4 cup dry||1/4 dry||1/4 cup dry|
|Magnesium||no data||20%||32%||no data|
Yep! Turns out the black rice is the most nutritious, then the red, then the brown, and finally the white rice. I imagine it won't be long before we start seeing the black and red varieties popping up in supermarkets and restaurants.