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Rice is high in complex carbohydrates, contains almost no fat, is cholesterol free, and is low in sodium. Generally all rice - both brown and white - is considered a good source of vitamins and minerals. Although almost all the nutrients are stripped from white rice when the bran layer is removed during milling, ninety percent of rice is enriched with thiamine, niacin and iron and in some instances riboflavin, Vitamin D and Calcium. White rice because it is enriched has more iron and thiamine than brown rice. Brown rice has five times more Vitamin E and three times more magnesium. Brown rice provides twice as much fiber as white rice, but it is not an especially rich source of fiber. On the other hand, rice bran alone is an excellent source of fiber.
We lives our everyday life with rice products all around us, start the day with spoonfuls of warm cooked rice cereal or a bowl of rice crispy swimming in milk. Eating dish of rice seasoned with rice vinegar and topped with strips of beef raised on a diet of rice bran. Drink beer and sake which both brewed from rice. Or consider as a energy, rice hulls can be destined for the local power manufacture where they will be burned to provide energy and it also can be back into the soil as one of traditional organic fertilizer.
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