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Brown rice: An ideal choice for healthy diets

Abdul Fatah A. Samad

Rice is an essential food source for many Asian countries. The cereal is commonly consumed after polishing or whitening, and the polished grain is known a high glycemic food due to high starch content. The polished grain has the bran layer removed during the milling process which results in a loss of nutrients, dietary fiber, and bioactive components. Previously, a number of studies have reported that the bran layer which is commonly found in brown rice contained a wide spectrum of phytochemicals that are contributing to its various nutritional values. This paper will provide an overview on the phytochemicals and nutritional value of brown rice.

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