Wheat color is golden in most places, but you will not be aware that now black colored wheat is also being produced. In the village named Amahia of Jhangha area of Chaurichora in Gorakhpur, UP, farmers have started cultivating wheat whose color will be black. The wheat of this species will not only contain zinc, but many other nutrients will also be found in it, including iron, in addition to overcoming diseases like sugar, blood pressure, arthritis, obesity etc. Will be helpful for This black wheat can be three, four times more expensive than ordinary golden wheat, which means that farmers will benefit from this wheat.
What causes color to be black
Explain that the National Agricultural Food Biotechnology Institute (Nabi) in Mohali, Punjab, has found out about such wheat. The special thing about this wheat is its black color, but the wheat earrings will be like ordinary wheat. Wheat grains will turn black just after ripening. About the wheat of this species, Prof. of Gorakhpur University. DK Singh has stated that the color of fruits, vegetables and grains depends on the amount of plant pigments or pigment particles present in them. These black wheat have pigments called anthocyanin. Due to the high amount of anthocyanin pigments, the color of fruits, vegetables, grains becomes blue, purple or black.
Next to this, Prof. DK Singh stated that anthocyanin is also a natural antioxidant in these wheat. Because of this they are very beneficial for health. In normal wheat, anthocyanin is only 5 ppm, but in these black wheat it is around 100 to 200 ppm. If you want to buy these wheat, then sales have started from Flipkart, Amazon websites as well. This wheat flour is being sold at the rate of Rs 200 per kg.