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Discover Rice, a healthy grain!

14-05-2020

Rice is a truly extraordinary cereal: thanks to its ability to adapt to the most diverse climates, its yield, and its nutritional properties, its grains are a source of sustenance for a large part of the world. But why is it so good?

Here are three good reasons why you should choose to add rice in your diet, and preferably wholemeal:

Rice is a very important source of carbohydrates: in refined rice, 80% of the weight of the caryopsis (the fruit and therefore the grain) is represented by starch, 65% in the whole one. Starch is a complex carbohydrate that forms small crystalline granules; at the gastric level, these granules have an absorbing power against digestive juices and the air that remains in the stomach, thus promoting and speeding up digestion. Better digestion.

Rice proteins, especially wholemeal ones, are qualitatively very good. Excellent source of lysine, an essential amino acid, the precursor of vitamin B3, which promotes the formation of antibodies, hormones, and enzymes. Supply of essential proteins.

Another very important advantage of rice is that it does not contain gluten, so it does not pose any problem to people with celiac disease or other food intolerances. Gluten-free food.

Not only in grains but also in flour to make delicious sweet and savory doughs, therefore bringing rice to the table is an excellent choice for our health!