Rice is a highly consumed staple food in our country. Its nutritional value has been wide accepted. In general the brown rice has a higher nutritional value than white rice; this is because later is produced after being polished with glucose or talc. In this step nutrition is lost.
Rice has been a key to supply energy to the body and brain for these many years, as it has complex carbohydrates. Rice has no cholesterol and is best food for every age.
• It is a good source of protein as it contains eight amino acids.
• It is free from fat, cholesterol and sodium thus serving as an excellent food to include in a balanced diet.
• It is rich in vitamins and minerals such as thiamine, niacin, iron, riboflavin, vitamin D, calcium, and fiber.
• It contains low sugar.
• It is gluten free.
• It is a key part of a healthy and balanced diet.
• It is rich in resistant starch which helps in the growth of friendly bacteria in stomach.
• It is non-allergenic.
• It is rich in insoluble fiber which fights against a variety of cancer.
• It is very good food for hypertension patients as it contains less sodium.
• It is a fair source of protein containing all eight amino acids, providing energy to body.