Black rice also known as forbidden rice is an ancient grain that has been found to have as many antioxidants as blueberries but it will likely have higher levels of arsenic than white rice wild rice technically not a rice but still a grain may contain less arsenic but it depends on the water where it grows.

As rice is grown the plant absorbs more inorganic arsenic from its environment compared to other crops arsenic is a naturally occurring element that can enter the food supply through water soil or air when body weight is considered a baby rsquo s intake of inorganic arsenic through rice cereal could be three times more than an adult rsquo s.