Cholesterolemia, Yeast & Bacteria
Most products have in general on "red yeast rice" but actually it's about red yeast rice.
This yeast (Monascus purpureus) is produced on rice and contains a pigment of a pronounced red color. The red yeast is therefore, not the rice.
In Asia, red yeast rice above all a food product. It is used as a colorant or herb in various preparations such as sauces, vismousses, rice wine, red tofu, marinated vegetables, cured meats etc..