Rice Information - Feeding

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Rice Information - Feeding

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White Rice
White rice comes in short-grain and long-grain varieties. Short-grain rice is very starchy and becomes soft and sticky when you cook it, which makes it ideal for sushi. Short-grain rice is also used in paella and risotto dishes, and sometimes mixed into chili and stews. Long-grain rice, such as jasmine and basmati, contains less starch, so the cooked grains are drier and don’t clump together. White rice is about 90 percent carbohydrate, 8 percent protein and 2 percent fat, according to the book “Contemporary Nutrition: Functional Approach.” White rice is a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, iron, folic acid, thiamine and niacin. It is low in fiber and its fat content is primarily omega-6 fatty acids, which are considered pro-inflammatory.

amino acids (protein's building blocks) and Vitamin B. As for brown rice, it has the outer layer (husk and bran) intact thereby making it high in fibre. Now of course we want fibre but if your rice has more fibre than you can digest, brown rice will only cause indigestion. On the other hand, rice that emits blinding whiteness may not be the best source of nutrients either.
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