Rice is such an important food in some countries that “to eat” means “to eat rice.” Nearly half of the people in the world get approximately 50% of their calories from rice. Without rice, or something to take the place of rice, many people would go hungry.Botanically, rice is the seed of an aquatic grass. It has been cultivated for more than 8,000 years. The Latin name for rice is Oryza sativa. There are many varieties of rice, such as arborio, jasmine, and basmati. It also comes in red, black, and purple, with the colors coming from pigments in the bran layer. The more you learn about the different types of rice, the more you’ll appreciate this simple food.
Brown and white rice are the same grain, just milled differently. Kernels of brown rice have the bran layer intact. In white rice, it has been polished away. The presence of the bran layer makes brown rice more nutritious than white, although some white rice is fortified. The bran layer also makes brown rice take longer to cook. For maximum nutrition, choose brown rice. You’ll get health benefits like :
Diabetes ControlBrown rice can help people with diabetes control their blood sugar. With a glycemic index of 64, white rice is more likely to spike blood sugar than brown rice, with a glycemic index of 55. Several studies have found that a high intake of white rice is associated with an increased risk of diabetes.
Brown rice is rich in several vitamins and minerals:
Nutrients per Serving
White rice has about the same calorie count as brown but only one-third of the fiber and slightly less protein. A half-cup serving of brown rice contains:
- Calories: 108
- Protein: 3 grams
- Fat: 1 gram
- Carbohydrates: 22 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Sugar: 0 grams
Two food safety issues specifically involve rice. One is Bacillus cereus, a type of bacteria that grows in rice and other starchy foods if they are not kept cool. It causes nausea and vomiting and has prompted some people to say that eating leftover rice is not safe. To avoid this issue, refrigerate leftover rice promptly and use proper kitchen hygiene.
The second hazard associated with rice is arsenic (a highly toxic chemical) in the grain. Arsenic is present in the earth’s crust. Soil and groundwater contaminated with fertilizer and pesticides add to the arsenic level. Rice accumulates arsenic more than other grains because rice is grown in water. You can reduce the arsenic in rice by rinsing it and cooking it with extra water.
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