These Black Rice Noodles are organic and wheat & gluten-free. Black rice is ancient grain previously reserved only for the Chinese elite, it was historically cultivated only in small quantities for Chinese emperors. Black rice is particularly nutritious, containing several times more protein and minerals than ordinary white rice and is rich in iron, calcium, zinc, manganese, selenium, and B vitamins. King Soba Organic Black Rice Noodles are kosher, ideal for vegetarians, vegans, celiacs or wheat and gluten sensitive. Noodles provide a quick and healthy food alternative. These black rice noodles turn a deep purple color when cooked, rendering a deliciously nutty flavor. Noodles are a highly versatile staple food, try using instead of pasta as a healthy, gluten-free alternative.