There's a new superfood sweeping the globe and it's now in Toronto

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Kale, acai berries, and quinoa. What do all of these have in common? They are superfoods that create food trends, went viral online and on menus, and are practically everywhere you look when it comes to healthy foods. Now, a new superfood has entered the ring, as Thailand’s Riceberry Rice has begun sweeping the superfood world with a great name and even better nutritional value.

THE INFO

Thailand’s diverse ecosystems have for a long time produced and exported tens of thousands of local rice varieties each and every year. These come in a variety of shapes, colours, and textures, but few are as distinct as the Riceberry Rice grain.

With its vibrant purple hue, delicious nutty taste, and extensive health benefits, this supergrain has become wildly popular with people around the world looking to find a nutrient-dense alternative to traditional white rice.

Whether you’re making congee, rice salad, a rice bowl with all the fixin’s, or just need an extra-healthy grain to add to any dish, Riceberry Rice is hard to beat.

And now, it’s starting to make some waves in Canada!

Interested? We thought you might be. Let’s take a little deeper look into what makes Riceberry Rice such a powerful food.

THE BENEFITS

When it comes to nutrition, Riceberry Rice is one of the best grain choices. It’s not only rich in antioxidants, but it’s also completely gluten-free! That, along with its high fibre and bran oil content, makes Riceberry Rice an absolute powerhouse at aiding digestion.

Just a few of the nutrients packed into these delightful little supergrains are Vitamin E, Tannin, Omega-3, Beta-Carotene, and Folate. Even more impressive, it has all of these benefits while keeping a low-to-medium glycemic index. No, it’s not carb-free, but what grain worth eating is?

So, summer is around the corner, which means we’re all looking for ways to eat cleaner and feel better. Riceberry Rice can help you do that! Luckily, you can find Riceberry Rice at multiple chain locations including Sobeys and Loblaws as well as Asian grocers in Toronto and across the country.

And of course, snap some pics of your dishes. Purple rice is an Instagram feed addition that can’t be ignored.