Red yeast rice extract is rice that has been fermented by the red yeast, monascus purpureus. Red yeast rice has been used by the Chinese for many centuries as a food preservative, food colorant (Red yeast rice is responsible for the red color of Peking duck), spice, and ingredient in rice wine.
Red yeast rice extract also has been used in China for over 1,000 years for medicinal purposes. Red yeast rice was described in an ancient Chinese list of drugs as useful for improving blood circulation and for alleviating indigestion and diarrhea. There is also growing interest in evaluating red yeast rice for use as a natural food dye andor preservative.
1.Red yeast rice extract is a bright reddish purple fermented rice, which acquires its colour from being cultivated with the mold Monascus purpureus.
2.Red yeast rice extract was a great invention in ancient China and was used as a Chinese medicine to strengthen spleen, promote digestion, eliminate dampness and phlegm
3.Red yeast rice extract promotes blood circulation and remove blood stasis. Modern clinical research shows that red kojic contains several physiological active matters, such as Lovastatin, which can adjust abnormal blood lipid levels, lower serum total cholesterol(TC),serum triglyceride, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol(LDL -C),and increase high-density lipoprotein cholesterol(HDL-C).
4.As a kind of natural food additives, Red yeast rice extract is widely used in food, pastry, wine, drink, cosmetic, and so on. A kind of medicine which contains red kojic is used in hospitals now.
1. Condiment(braise meat,preserved beancurd,jam);
2. Food(meat,juice,drink,wine,beverage,candy, noodle,health food, cake,sanitaniam vinegar and etc.);
3. Medicine(Medicine colorant, Medicine ingredients etc);