The Health Food Emporium Brown rice is a highly nutritious gluten free whole grain packed with bran and germ. Brown rice is highly nutritious, providing the body with a wide array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Brown rice is also a good source of folate, riboflavin (B2), potassium, calcium and is exceptionally high in manganese. Brown rice also contains phenols and flavonoids, a class of antioxidants that help protect the body from oxidative stress.
It is good for the heart, aids digestion and may reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes and high cholesterol. Brown rice is gluten free providing a safe and healthy choice for people following gluten-free diets.
Brown rice can be used to replace more refined grains like white rice, white pasta and white bread. This nutritious whole grain pairs well with many ingredients and can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy Brown rice at any time of the day, swap oatmeal for brown rice porridge at breakfast, use it in curries, bobotie, stir-fries or for healthier rice puddings.