Sea rice or Indian sea rice, also known as sea mushroom or live rice, Japanese rice, has become very popular nowadays. The reason for this was the incredible beneficial properties of the infusion, which tastes like kvass, made from this mysterious bioculture - a transparent sticky mass, similar in appearance to sea crystals or rice grains.
Interestingly, in its biological essence, sea rice is a formation that occurs when water bacteria that produce mucus stick together. The scientific name for this gelatinous substance is zooglea. Zooglea "Sea Rice" consists of several types of yeast-like microorganisms, fungi and acetic acid bacteria, which in the course of their life cause fermentation, and organic acids and nutrients formed during this process have an incredible healing effect on the human body.
Zooglei also include the well-known kombucha and Tibetan milk mushroom. All three species are united by the presence of acetic acid bacteria in the composition. However, in terms of healing properties among the three zoogles, Indian sea rice is still in the lead, which is explained by the presence in its infusion of a very important and necessary for digestion enhancer of the action of enzymes Q-10, since the human liver on its own with age loses its ability to produce it in the required quantities. In addition, a drink made from sea rice infusion contains organic acids - pyruvic, uronic, glucuronic, n-coumaric, acetic, oxalic, citric, lactic, folic, etc., alcohol, caffeine, vitamins C and D, tannins, glucosides, amylase, lipase, protease, polynomial enzymes that actively break down salts of harmful acids, as well as coenzyme Q. Due to this "star" composition, the drink is recommended for use in the treatment and prevention of more than 100 various diseases and ailments, including cancer.
The healing and miraculous properties of sea rice were known and used during the times of the most ancient human civilizations - ancient China, India and Ancient Rome, however, Tibet is considered to be the geographical homeland of bioculture.
Interestingly, in the wild, sea rice is not found, but is only cultivated by people and spreads from hand to hand, and therefore its origin is still a mystery. Some scientists believe that this bioculture was created in ancient Tibet and has an artificial origin, others insist that this species was "born" by nature in a natural way.
Nowadays, sea rice infusion is not only used for food, but is also used in the manufacture of body deodorants, hair rinses, various face masks and as it is added to water when taking baths.