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Whats the difference between white rice and brown rice?

Which one is healthier for you?

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
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    If the outermost layer of a grain of rice (the husk) is removed, the result is brown rice. If the bran layer underneath are removed, the result is white rice. Several vitamins and dietary minerals are lost in this removal and the subsequent polishing process. A part of these missing nutrients, such as B1, B3, and iron are sometimes added back into the white rice making it "enriched", as food suppliers in the US are required to do by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). One mineral that is not added back into white rice is magnesium; one cup (195 grams) of cooked long grain brown rice contains 84 mg of magnesium while one cup of white rice contains 19 mg.

    When the bran layer is removed to make white rice, the oil in the bran is also removed. A recent study has shown that rice bran oil may help lower LDL cholesterolcand. Another study has said that white rice is to not be eaten when you have diabetes, since it increases blood sugar levels rapidly.

    Among other key sources of nutrition lost are fatty acids and fiber in white rice.

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  • 6 years ago

    White rice is processed and has more starch. Brown rice is unprocessed and, as above, has less starch. Your body concerts starch into sugar. Therefore, the less starch the better.

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  • 6 years ago

    Different varieties. Brown rice is much better for you.

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  • 6 years ago

    Brown less starch.

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