What’s the healthiest rice?
We all know that some rice is more healthy than others. Basically, the whiter the rice the less healthy or nutritionally dense. The darker the grain – the higher the wholegrain, fibre and nutrition content. Also, did you know that dry uncooked white rice can be stored indefinitely in your pantry whereas dry uncooked brown rice will only last 3 to 6 months. This is because white rice is stripped of its ‘living’ whole food nutrients.
BLACK RICE gets the gold medal at number one - the dark colour indicates high antioxidant properties, which is why black rice comes in at number one. It is also the go to if you’re watching your weight.
WILD RICE comes in at number two – packed with nutrients, including protein, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc & it has 30% fewer calories than brown rice - offering 40% more protein & helps to regulate metabolism.
BROWN RICE secures third place. The healthy bran layers on brown rice are due to less milling time with 4 times more magnesium than white rice. It’s also a good source of thiamine, zinc & iron offering 88% of the daily requirements of manganese, a mineral that aids in collagen production, supporting healthy skin, ligaments, & joints.