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5 Healthier Types of Rice

by Cherelle Long Upload on 2 Feb 2016
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Rice is a staple food for many cultures, so much so that almost half the world’s populations enjoy rice as a primary food source. The most common type of rice is white rice which contains less fiber, yet it is easily absorbed and is a good source of a lower GI carbohydrate. White rice, however, is not very high in nutrients. It contains some magnesium, potassium and iron which is beneficial, however, different varieties are now becoming popular for their higher levels of nutrients. Here arefiveof these new types of rice, which we are happy to include in our range of products:

 

 

Nutrient Dense Sprouted Brown Jasmine Rice

 

Seeds and grains that have been sprouted tend to contain higher levels of nutrients. The reasons for this is that the sprouting growth activates enzymes that start forming proteins, fatty acids and vitamins from the glucose. Sprouted brown jasmine rice is no exception. It has four times the vitamins and fiber than regular rice and three times more vitamin B, B6 and magnesium. Sprouted brown jasmine rice is made by soaking the rice grains in water and then allowing them to germinate for 2-3 days. The growth is then stopped as the rice is milled and de-husked. Sprouted brown jasmine rice has relatively high levels of anti-oxidants and important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, zinc, calcium, iron and potassium, as well as essential amino acids. This combination of nutrients helps to boost the immune system so that you can enjoy better health with the grace of Allah.

 

Antioxidant Rich Organic Black Jasmine Rice

 

The health promoting anthocyanins found in black jasmine rice contain compounds that can help prevent many different types of chronic conditions with the grace of Allah. Those include: heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimers and even cancer. The antioxidants help boost immunity, reduce oxidative stress and help slow the effects of aging. The fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals add to the health benefits of black jasmine rice. Enjoy the rich flavor with stir-fry, as an accompaniment for meat dishes or toss together in a salad for a refreshing midday meal.  

 

Nutty Taste Organic Riceberry Jasmine

 

New riceberry has a delicious nutty taste and the added benefit of being rich in antioxidants. Riceberry is a hybrid of white jasmine rice and black jasmine rice. The high nutritional profile includes: iron, zinc, beta carotene, vitamin E, gamma oryzanol and folic acid. These nutrients help boost the immune system and prevent oxidative stress – which can lead to chronic disease if unchecked. Additionally the fiber and bran oil found in riceberry help digestion and balance blood sugar levels.

 

Low GI Organic Brown Jasmine Rice

 

The low glycemic index of organic brown jasmine rice makes it suitable for diabetics and people with cardiovascular health issues. The whole grain fiber helps reduce arterial plaque and cholesterol, and helps regulate blood sugar levels. With a rich nutty flavor, brown jasmine rice makes a delicious salad or accompaniment to a main meal. In addition to fiber brown jasmine rice contains important B vitamins as well as magnesium and potassium.

 

Allergy Fighting Organic Red Jasmine Rice

 

Organic red jasmine rice has a unique ability to produce histamines which can help people suffering from seasonal allergies. Owing to its red colour, it is rich in iron and antioxidants which help reduce the effects of oxidative stress on the body. The fiber in red jasmine rice also helps to improve digestive health, aid in weight loss and regulate blood sugar levels. It is not just a delicious tasting rice, which looks great when prepared, but it is very healthy too.  

 

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