Red Yeast Rice
Red yeast rice is a fermented rice product that has been used in Asia for centuries, as both a food and a medicine. It gets its signature color from fermentation with Monascus purpureus. Naturally rich in monacolins, isoflavones, and trace amounts of plant sterols, it supports overall cardiovascular function and healthy cholesterol already within the normal range. Fermented food ingredients provide numerous nutritional and health benefits. Many regular foods become healthier when fermented, due to improvement in bioavailability of nutrients and phytochemicals, elimination of antinutrients, and the increased production of phytonutrients found in the raw material.