Know more about brown rice

Brown Rice is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, dietary fiber and essential fatty acids. A single cup provides nearly ninety percent of the daily recommended dosage of manganese, which is needed for energy production. It is also an excelent source of (a) selenium, an antioxidant trace mineral linked to immune health and cancer prevention;(b) magnesium, which is necessary for bone health, muscle and nerve cell functioning, food metabolism, and the uptake of calcium and potassium; and (c) silica, an important mineral for bone health and slowing the aging process.

Eating brown rice will also increase energy and mental stability, as this whole grain is an incredible source of B-complex vitamins. Both brown and white rice have similar calorie, carbohydrates and protein content but they differ greatly in nutritional content. To produce brown rice only the outermost layer of a grain of rice (the husk), is removed. In order to produce white rice, however, the layers below the husk are also removed.