Ofada rice is called local rice produced in Nigeria. It is short and has brown stripes and is grown without chemicals.

Ofada rice contains many vitamins and minerals that are good for your health.

Although Ofada looks and smells strange, it is rich in fibre and is a good substitute for diabetics and it is a healthy substitute for polished rice.

Here are 5 health benefits of ofada rice:

Fights diabetes

Due to the cellulose and fiber content of ofada rice, it is recommended for calorie management in health conditions like diabetes.

Prevents constipation

Ofada rice has a rough surface, more phosphorus and fibre, which help in reducing the risk of intestinal disorders and fight constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence and other gastrointestinal cancers such as stomach ulcers.

Lowers bad cholesterol

The high fibre content in Ofada lowers LDL cholesterol levels, which are responsible for excessive weight gain due to insulin resistance.

Strengthens your immunity

The presence of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C and E help strengthen the body and boost the immune system against certain diseases. Ofada rice also contains more vitamin B1 and B6 than white rice.

Good for b**e health

Essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and folic acid are found in Ofada rice. They also help absorb other b**e health nutrients needed to maintain your bones and prevent b**e disease.