Red Yeast Rice

Red yeast rice powder, Monacolin-K, Lovastatin, colorant

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Red Yeast Rice, CAS No.75330-75-5, also called kojic rice, is a traditional Chinese culinary and medicinal product that’s used to treat cholesterol levels and other ailments. Red yeast rice powder manufacturing process from fermenting yeast called Monascus purpureus over red rice, available as Red-brown to amaranth powder. Red yeast rice contains monacolin K, which has properties very similar to those of the lovastatin. Function:Support healthy blood pressure levels, balance blood sugar, lower serum lipid levels, improve blood circulation, and promote cardiovascular health. Improve digestion, promote normal cell growth, and slow down the aging process. Uses:Since red yeast rice has many beneficial functions, like lowering the cholesterol, reducing blood lipid, reducing blood pressure, reducing blood sugar, and improving the function of the digestive system and the immune system, it is widely used in health nutrition, herbal medicines, and traditional Chinese medicine as a natural dietary supplement or herbal supplement. It can also help in the prevention of cancer and osteoporosis. As a professional Red Yeast Rice supplier, we source China Red Yeast Rice manufacturers and distribute Red Yeast Rice as follows:

Product Name Active Ingredient Specification Test Method
Red Yeast Rice Monacolin-K / Lovastatin 0.4%, 0.8% ,1.0%, 1.2% ,1.5% ,2.0%, 2.5%, 3%,5% HPLC
Red Yeast Rice Powder Monacolin-K / Lovastatin 1.0% ,1.5% ,2.0%, 2.5%, 3% HPLC

Red Yeast Rice Specification

Test Result
Monacolin K, in % 0.05 ~ 3.0 %

American market: 0.05%, 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.3%, 0.4%

EU Market and other markets: 0.4%, 1.0%, 1.5%, 1.6%, 2.0%, 2.5%, 3%*

Appearance Red powder
Source Monacus purpureus fermented on rice
Granularity 90% passed 100 mesh
Tap density, in g/ml 0.79-1.0
Moisture, in % ≤10
Heavy metal(Pb), in ppm ≤1
As, in ppm ≤1
Aflatoxin B1, in ppb ≤5.0
Citrinin (test limit ≤50 ppb) Not detected
Yeast, in cfu/g ≤25
Mold, in cfu/g ≤25
Total plate, in cfu/g ≤1000
E.coli, in cfu/g ≤30
Pathogenic bacteria Absent


No.1 Red yeast rice:

Contain lovastatin 0.1%-3.0% .
Main efficacy :lower blood lipid.

No.2 Red yeast rice:
Contain lovastatin 0.1%-3.0% and GABA 0.1%-1.0%
Main efficacy:
1. lower blood lipid;
2. reinforce the function of brain,help cure impediment in memory and language;
3. lower blood pressure;
4. soothe the nerves and stabilize moods;
5. reduce fear.

No.3 Red yeast rice:
Contain lovastatin sodium 0.1%-3.0% .
Main efficacy:
1. lower blood lipid , water-soluble with open ring, can be absorbed directly by body.
2. improve the degree of benign prostatic hyperplasia,reduce tumor proliferation,lengthen one’s life
3. prevent cholelithiasis
4. heat stable

No.4 Red yeast rice:
Contain lovastatin 0.1%-3.0% or lovastatin Sodium 0.1%-3.0%
With white appearance, so we also call it”white yeast rice”.
Main efficacy:
1.lower blood lipid;
2.lower blood pressure;

No.5 Red yeast rice with flavonoid active materials:
Main efficacy:
1.lower blood lipid;
2.lower blood pressure;

NO.6 Red Yeast Rice as chicken fodder additive
Contain lovastatin 0.1%-0.2%
Main efficacy:
The supplement cut the eggs’ cholesterol by almost 14 percent and no monacolin K left in the chicken’s eggs.Compared with other supplements that not only beats the effect of lovastatin in earlier trials, but also achieved it with less of a supplement dose.

NO.7 Red Yeast Rice as color additive
Contain lovastatin 0.1% and GABA0.2mg/g.
Color number at 800u/g-1500u/g.
Main efficacy: A natural functional color additive to develop health-care food, meat products, cake, beverage, alcohol, flavouring,cosmetic, medicine and so on.

As a professional Red Yeast Rice supplier can provide Kosher, Halal, Ecocert, USDA Organic Certificates for this product. If you want to buy learn more this product, you can send us inquiry. We always have this product in stock, we can guarantee delivery in 2 week after the order confirmation. but if your order is too big, it would be take more times. MOQ is 500kg.

Price trend of Red Yeast Rice

Upstream: Prices of upstream Chili are stable and supply is stable. Production capacity of the Dehydrated Chili manufacturers didn’t change much.
Downstream: Downstream demand is pretty stable.
Forecast: Considering the current market trend, price of Dehydrated Chili will be stable in the coming months.

  • Food Grade: Red Yeast Rice is widely used as fermentation agent in food industries.  food grade Red Yeast Rice is available as fine powder(E1000-E6000).

Red Yeast Rice gluten free

Yes. Red Yeast Rice is gluten free and widely used in gluten free food to provide nice red color to Chinese pastries, pickled tofu, red rice vinegar, char siu, and Peking Duck.

Halal Certified Red Yeast Rice

Red Yeast Rice is a red rice powder manufactured through fermentation. As a plant derived ingredients, Red Yeast Rice is general recognized as halal. We will still audit another 2 key points to make sure that our Red Yeast Rice is 100% halal: Are there any pig products used in manufacturing process of this ingredient? Does the ingredient contain Alcohol (impure) or other haraam ingredients?

Kosher Certified Red Yeast Rice

Red Yeast Rice is a red rice powder manufactured through fermentation. As a plant derived ingredients, Red Yeast Rice is general recognized as Kosher classified as Parve. However, Red Yeast Rice Pareve non-Passover KLBD.

Red Yeast Rice MSDS

  • 5.1. Storage: stored in poly bags or tight container as supplied. keep in a cool and dry area.
  • 5.2. Handling precaution: Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not ingest.

Side Effect of Red Yeast Rice

Because red yeast rice contains lovastatin, it has the same potential side effects, including headache, dizziness, diarrhea, stomach ache and muscle and joint pains. Changes in liver enzymes can indicate possible liver damage. A serious condition called rhabdomyolysis, caused by the breakdown of muscle, can lead to permanent kidney damage.

Application and Uses of Red Yeast Rice

A mass of researches have already indicated that Red Yeast Rice significantly benefits man’s health in aspects as follows:
1. Decrease LDL cholesterol and rise HDL cholesterol without side effects, and inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the liver by inhibiting the action of HMG-CoA reductase which is known to raise cholesterol levels to keep cholesterol levels in check.
2. Support healthy blood pressure levels, balance blood sugar, lower serum lipid levels, improve blood
circulation, promote cardiovascular health;
3. Promote healthy spleen and stomach function;
4. Benefit for bone health and function;
5. Improve digestion, promote normal cell growth, and slow down the aging process

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