I’m sure you been in the argument between brown rice vs white rice. Some might convince you to use brown rice when eating Sushi or Chinese. And I’m sure you’re not enjoying it and wondering which is better. Don’t worry; we’ve got the answer for you in this article.
Facts About White Rice
White rice grains are “processed and refined,” you should be avoiding any of that.
Before you can consider a grain as a whole grain, it must include three parts: the bran, the germ, and the Endosperm.
- The Bran: This is the outer skin of the edible kernel. It consists of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin B.
- The Germ: It also consists of vitamin B, minerals, healthy fats, and some protein.
- The Endosperm: it consists mostly of Carbohydrates, minerals, proteins, and some vitamins.
The bran and germ are removed in white rice, leaving only the Endosperm, which is the nutritionally nearly the empty part of the grain. So when you have white rice with your turkey, you’re not getting any fiber, and the vitamin B, potassium, folate, and protein gained are lower than in brown rice.
Science has proven that a diet high in white rice can lead to an increased chance of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome.
Note: Most White rice manufactured in the US is enriched with more folate, thiamin (vitamin B). As a result, it makes it nutritionally higher in these vitamins compared to brown rice.