Brown vs. white rice debates often go back and forth across the kitchen table. Taste is a matter of opinion, but the fact is white rice is refined so many nutrients are scrubbed away with the outer layers. That’s why it is stickier – which is useful for some dishes. Brown rice has the bran and the germ layer intact and rice bran oil has been found to lower LDL cholesterol. Another minus to white is that refining rice takes an environmental toll on waterways near refineries.
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