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Health Benefits

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art" La Rochefaucauld

Considering the importance of rice from a cultural perspective and successful use in many different cuisines, it is no wonder rice is a staple worldwide. In addition, rice is a nutritious food with numerous health benefits:

  • Sodium free
  • Cholesterol free
  • Gluten free
  • Has only a trace of fat and has no trans or saturated fats
  • Has approximately 100 calories per half-cup cooked serving
  • Is a complex carbohydrate
  • Contributes over 15 vitamins and minerals - including folic acid and other B-vitamins, iron and zinc
  • Is an energy food, supplying complex carbohydrates that the body and brain need to function

Source: USA Rice Federation
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