With rice being the chief cereal for most of the world, it has enormous potential to improve the health of the millions of people who eat it every day.
In fact, research is already being undertaken into how the nutrient value of rice can be increased. This includes the development of rice with high iron and zinc compounds through bio-fortification, which could also result in higher quality crops. This would benefit both farmers and rice consumers, who would potentially enjoy healthier, longer lives.
Today, rice forms the part of many low-calories meals and recipes due to its low-fat content. Here we explain the ins and outs of rice nutrition to give you a better understanding of how rice should be included as part of a balanced diet to help you eat healthier.
It is widely recommended that starchy, carbohydrate-rich foods such as rice, bread, potatoes, pasta and cereals, should form 33% of a meal. However, in terms of calories, these foods should make up 50% of our calorific intake from the meal.
Our microwaveable rice range contains less calories per portion than standard dry rice. Try it for yourself.