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Brown Rice Versus White Rice


Updated April 18, 2014

Most people prefer the texture of white rice because it's fluffier, but brown rice is more nutritious.

Brown rice has more fiber than white rice -- about 3 1/2 grams of fiber per cup, while the same amount of white rice has less than one gram. It also contains more nutrients like magnesium, manganese, and zinc.

White rice has fewer nutrients, but it's often fortified with iron, and some B vitamins.

Recipes Using Brown Rice


United States Department of Agriculture. "USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference."


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