Gluten Free Organic Short Grain Brown Rice 500g
Made and sold by: Wholefood Earth
Country of Origin: Italy
Rice is a food staple and primary crop grown all over the world. There are several different types of rice including long-grain basmati, black rice, white rice and sticky (or glutinous) rice, but in terms of health benefits, not all are created equal. Brown rice is one of the healthiest and most-studied types of rice. Brown rice (or "hulled" or "unmilled" rice) is whole grain rice. It has a mild, nutty flavour, and is chewier and more nutritious than white rice, but goes rancid more quickly because the bran and germ which are removed to make white rice.
When brown rice becomes white rice, large quantities of B vitamins - including 90 percent of the B6 - half the manganese and phosphorus, more than half the iron, and all of the dietary fibre and essential fatty acids are lost. White rice may be enriched with nutrients, but this process does not yield a food as healthy as the original.
Brown rice is a highly nutritious food. It is a whole grain that is relatively low in calories (216 calories per cup), high in fibre, gluten-free and can be incorporated into a variety of dishes. Brown rice is a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, thiamin, niacin and vitamin B6, and an excellent source of manganese, with 88 percent of your daily manganese in just one cup cooked.
Though short grain and long grain brown rice are more similar than different, they contain a few key differences in flavour and preparation. Do not confuse long grain brown rice with jasmine or basmati brown rice. Though these rice's have long kernels, they are distinct from long grain brown rice.
Both short and long grain brown rice feature a light brown colour and a small size. Short-grain rice has a short but wide kernel and often has rounded edges. Long grain rice has a long kernel and often has pointed edges. In some cases, you can find medium grain rice, which looks like a half-way point between long and short grain rice.
Because of its tendency to get sticky and stay soft, short grain rice suffers from any addition of extra water. Because of its smaller size, it requires a shorter cooking time than long grain rice. If you are used to cooking long grain rice, you may wish to reduce your water by about 10 percent. Typically, you want to use about 2 1/2 cups of water for every cup or rice. Some rice manufacturers recommended using 2 cups of water per cup of rice, while others recommend using 3 cups of water per cup of rice.
May contain nuts, celery, mustard or sesame seeds.
Certified Organic by Soil Association.
Certified by the Coeliac Society - free from gluten.
Produced by: Wholefood Earth
Sold by: Wholefood Earth
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