Know about the different kinds of rice available in India along with their nutritional value:

Polished White Rice

White rice is a lot of energy. It is very easy to digest for us during any time of the day. It is recommended for all including little children. The high carbohydrate content present in it provides helps in relieving digestive disorders like diarrhoea and dysentery. The white rice is low in fibre and has enough amount of protein. 150 grams of rice is equivalent to 5 grams of protein. 

Brown Rice

brown rice

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This rice is best for consumption due to its innumerous benefits. It provides soluble fibre and it is less in calories. The oil in this rice increases good cholesterol and lowers the blood pressure. It is not that common in Indian households as many have no clue about its existence and also the simple fact that it is a bit expensive. Due to the carbohydrate present in the rice, the digestion of fiber is slow which leads to a controlled and slow release of sugar into the blood. 

Red Rice

red rice

Though not many like the taste of this rice, but, if you want to stay fit and active then this rice is your best friend. You should know that red rice is very rich in iron and vitamin B6. The vitamin helps in the production of DNA. Every 100 gms of red rice is equivalent to seven grams of protein. 

Black Rice

Black rice is an amazing source of iron and vitamin E and can be found mostly in South East Asia. It has one of the highest levels of anthocyanin antioxidants, which is more than even the blueberries. If a person is suffering from diabetes an Alzheimer's then this is your pal. The anti-flammatory properties and the antioxidants present in the rice is higher than any other rice available in India. 

You need to soak the rice overnight and cook it in a pressure cooker and cook it with ghee, sugar and cardamom. 

Basmati Rice

Low in Glycemic index, Basmati rice is safe for patients who have diabetes. A cup of this rice has 20% more fiber than any other rice. This rice is also available in other varieties with different costs. It can be both white or brown. 

Jasmine Rice

This grain has a beautiful floral aroma and is mainly served with coconut and seafood due to its aroma, It is also considered as a good substitute for basmati rice. 1 cup of brown jasmine rice has more than 5 grams of proteins, 45 grams of carbohydrate, less than 2 grams of fat and 216 calories overall.

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