Thursday, June 30, 2005
Taiwan researchers have created new strains of rice that are colorful and nutritious. The first four colors are yellow, green, pink and purple rice. Yellow rice gets its hue from curcumin, a herb used in curries and is believed by some to be an antioxidant. Green rice comes from bitter gourd, pink comes from tomato, and purple from a mixture of vegetables. But the researchers aren't stopping there. They are hoping to create up to 14 colors so that one can have a different color rice everyday for two weeks.