HEALTHIER CHOICE CHILLI BRAND Red Rice Vermicelli
Product Description :
- Chilli Brand Red Rice vermicelli is made using Red Cargo Rice as the main rice ingredient
- Our ingredients: Red Rice (80%), Rice, Sago Starch, Corn Starch
- Can be used in the same way as white rice vermicelli, and is slightly softer in texture.
- It has a reddish brown colour due to anthocyanin pigment in red rice
- It has a slightly nuttier taste compared to white rice vermicelli
- It is a healthier choice, being higher in Wholegrains, dietary fibre, iron, zinc and lower in G.I., which makes it suitable for diabetics.
Why Red Rice Instead of Brown Rice?
01Highest in antioxidant activity amongst white and black rice varieties
- Antioxidants scavenge free radicals which cause tissue damage
- Helpful for prevention of certain diseases associated with oxidative stress such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases
(Source: Study on Total Phenolic Contents and their Antioxidant Activities of Thai White, Red and Black Rice Bran Extracts http://220.127.116.11/sciqa/data/05-2/30.pdf)
02Compared to brown rice, Red rice contains similar amount of fibre but twice the amount of iron and 6 times the amount of zinc.
(Source: Health Promotion Board)
Other benefits of Red Rice
- It is a Wholegrain that is High in Fibre
- Fibre promotes satiation, thus preventing overeating
- A slower-digesting carbohydrate compared to white rice, hence does not spike blood sugar as quickly.
- Lower in G.I. (Glycemic Index)
- Low G.I. foods are beneficial for diabetics