Part of the grain family, this rice is the most nutritious of the rice varieties. Black rice was once reserved for Chinese royalty, but is gaining international recognition for its health benefits. Black rice is a great alternative to white rice because of its nutritious properties. This ancient grain is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients that help support a healthy immune system. The nutrients in one cup of black rice include 18 amino acids, iron, zinc, copper, carotene, and fiber. Similar to other rice grains, black rice contains no gluten. Health benefits for black rice include decreasing chances of a heart attack and stroke, improving digestive health, helping detoxify the body of harmful build-ups, aiding in healthy weight loss, helping prevent diabetes, and preventing obesity. Food For Life uses black rice to create healthy grain alternatives such as Exotic Black Rice Tortillas and Gluten Free Exotic Black Rice Bread.