Brown rice is the whole rice grain with just the first outer layer (husk) removed through milling. It retains its fibre and germ which contains vital nutrients.
White rice is brown rice that has been milled to remove the bran and much of the germ, reducing fibre and nutrient content. The grain is further polished to take away the remaining layer of germ which contains essential oils. These oils are what oxidize and go rancid, so removing them makes white rice keep longer.
Brown rice has twice the manganese and phosphorus as white, 2 times the iron, 3 times vitamin B3, 4 times the vitamin B1, 10 times the vitamin B6.
It is a great source of manganese which is essential for energy production, antioxidant activity, and sex hormone production. Brown rice has high fibre and selenium content which reduces colon cancer. Brown rice assist weight loss and reduces metabolic problems. It lowers cholesterol. Brown Rice is Gluten Free. It balances your energy levels.
So now what do you chose?
Written for AEFM by Silvia Kramska
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