Know Your Rice

Know Your Rice

Rice is the main stapple food for Humanbeing. Rice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake,There are two types of rice.One is polished and another is unpolished rice.Unpoished rice is very difficult to get it.Otherwise known as brown rice.In Orissa it was available as “Dhenkikuta Rice”
UNPOLISHED RICE (BROWN) POLISHED RICE (WHITE)
Energy: 985KJ Energy: 861KJ
Proteins: 4.3g Proteins: 3.6g
Fats: 1.8g Fats: 0.5g
Carbohydrates: 44.8gms Carbohydrates: 62gms
Fibre: 2.5g Fibre: 1.3g
Calcium: 7mg Calcium: 2mg
Iron: 0.8mg Iron: 0.3mg
Vitamin B1: 0.23mg Vitamin B1: 0.02mg
Vitamin B2: 0.23mg Vitamin B2: 0.02mg
Vitamin B3: 3.1mg Vitamin B3: 1.3mg
Vitamin B6: 0.28 Vitamin B6: 0.16
Vitamin B9 7.8 Vitamin B9 2.3mg
Vitamin B12 0.28 Vitamin B12 0.03
Since polished rice lack of Vitamin B1,B2,B6,B12 thus increases the homocystine level thus increase in triglyceride level.Thus there is much Cardiovascular risk factor.Though Diabetes is linked in cardiovascular events.This polished rice increases the risk of Coronary artery disease thus the heart attack.Twenty years back" Heart attack was the royal kind of death".Means who those are rich.But it is prevalent now in poors.It is only due to heavy consumption of polished rice.Brown unpolished rice is a healthy food because it provides us with rice bran,which contains b-sitosterol, a naturally occurring substance that lowers blood cholesterol.Thus I gave the name "ZERO RICE"