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RICE NUTRITIONS

 

Rice is one of the oldest crops. Different types of it are used for consumption. One of these types is brown rice which is gaining popularity in western countries because of the health benefits that it covers. It comprises of calories, water, protein, carbohydrate, fat, saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, Omega-3, Omega-6 and Trans fat. Let’s have a look at them in detail.

Carbohydrate:

They are the main components of rice and are found in the form of starch. They are made up of long chains of glucose known as amylose and amylopectin. The texture and the digestibility of the rice depend very much on them. The higher amount of amylose does not let the rice stick. If the rice is sticky, it means that they contain a large amount of amylopectin. Rice is rich in carbohydrates that make it unsuitable for the people who are diabetic.

Fiber:

Brown rice contains more fiber than white rice. 195 grams of boiled brown rice contain almost 3.5 grams of fiber. Resistant Starch is found both in brown and white rice in a different amount. It delivers the nourishment to the beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Vitamins and Minerals:

They are found in a high portion in bran and germ which are components of brown rice.

Manganese:

It is vital for growth and metabolism.

Thiamin:

It is important for the proper function of the muscles, heart and nervous system. It is also known as vitamin B1.

Niacin:

It is also known as Vitamin B3. It is found in rice in the form of nicotinic acid.

Magnesium:

Brown rice is a source of magnesium and it is said that its deficiency can cause chronic diseases.

Copper:

If we do not consume copper in a proper amount, it can lead to bad heart health.