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Different types of Rice and their Health Benefits

17 Feb 2017

Top 7 Typepes of Rice Best for Weight Loss:


Great Source of Energy: Kaikuthal rice is abundant in carbohydrates it acts as fuel for the body and aids in the normal functioning of the brain. Carbohydrates are essential to be metabolized by the body and turned into functional, usable energy. The vitamins, minerals, and various organic components increase the functioning and metabolic activity of all your organ systems, which further increases energy levels.

Cholesterol Free: Kaikuthal rice is extremely beneficial for health, simply because it does not contain harmful fats, cholesterol or sodium. It forms an integral part of balanced diet. It has low levels of fat, cholesterol, and sodium which will help in reducing obesity and the health conditions associated with being overweight.

Blood Pressure Management: Kaikuthal Rice is low in sodium, so it is considered one of the best foods for those suffering from high blood pressure and hypertension. Sodium can cause veins and arteries to constrict, increasing the stress and strain on the cardiovascular system as the blood pressure increases. This is also associated with heart conditions like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes, so avoiding excess sodium is always a good idea.

Nutrients (per 100 g)  Nutritional values
Energy      232 kcal
Protein     4.8g
Carbohydrate      50 g
Total dietary fiber 5.5 g




Health Benefit and Nutritional content of parboiled rice

Parboiled rice is an excellent source of soluble fiber. It helps to lower the levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in the blood. The oil present in parboiled rice may help lower harmful cholesterol levels and blood pressure, whilst raising the levels of ‘healthy’ HDL cholesterol.

The fiber in parboiled rice means that the digestion time of this carbohydrate is slower than processed grains, including white rice. It indicates that there is a more controlled slower release of sugar into the bloodstream and it has a lower glycemic index (GI) compared to other grains.

Nutrients (per 100 g)   Nutritional values
Energy      300 kcal
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrate 74 g
Total dietary fiber 3 g
Fats 0 g




Health Benefit and Nutritional content of Mappillai samba rice

Mappillai samba rice is a good source of iron and zinc. Iron contributes to the production of myoglobin and hemoglobin. Myoglobin and hemoglobin deliver oxygen to muscles and tissues keeping body high in energy level. It also contains pro-anthocyanins which help to reduce cholesterol and hyper glycemia

Nutrients (per 100 g) Nutritional values
Energy 359 kcal
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrate 89 g
Total dietary fiber 1 g
Fats 1 g




Health Benefit and Nutritional content of seeraga samba rice:

Helps in fighting cancer
Seeraga samba rice contains selenium which helps to prevent the cancer of colon and intestine. It has got more fiber and anti-oxidant which helps to remove free radicals from colon and intestine. It also has phytonutrients which help to fight breast cancer and strengthens the heart.

Helps in lowering cholesterol
The oil in the seeraga rice reduces the cholesterol. It is rich in fiber hence, reduces the LDL cholesterol and increases HDL in the body.

Rich in Fiber
Since it is rich in fiber, it controls the calories in the food and thus stops more intake of food. It also eases digestion and helps to relieve constipation.

Nutrients (per 100 g) Nutritional values
Energy 170 kcal
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Total dietary fiber 2.3 g
Fats 0




Health Benefit and Nutritional content of Basmati rice

The Body needs carbohydrates to function and basmati rice is an excellent source of energy. it is low in fiber, and easy indigestion.

Nutrients (per 100 g) Nutritional values
Energy 300 kcal
Protein 6.1 g
Carbohydrate 60 g
Total dietary fiber 2 g
Fats 0.7 g




Health Benefit and Nutritional content of Red Matta rice:

Helps to lower the cholesterol
Matta /Red rice’s also helps in reducing the blood levels of total cholesterol. The active component in red rice is monacolin K which helps to lower the cholesterol level. Do not take red rice in case you have liver disease, pregnant, or younger than 18. Side effects consist of gas, heartburn, and dizziness.

It lowers the risk of obesity
Red rice will help you decrease the desire to eat and may cause to feel fuller for a long time. Moreover, red rice provides energy and helps in the digestion. Red rice has a very low fat. High-fat consumption boosts the chance of obesity.

Nutrients (per 100 g) Nutritional values
Energy 405 kcal
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrate 87 g
Total dietary fiber 3.2 g
Fats 0.5 g




Health Benefit and Nutritional content of Black rice:

Weight Management
It is seen that Black rice helps in weight management. It helps you to satiate the hunger and may cause to feel fuller for a long time because of its higher fiber content, and high fiber foods keep us fuller for longer, preventing hunger and cravings.  The antioxidant ANTHOCYANIN present in black rice helps to inhibit cholesterol absorption in the body.

Black rice has a good amount dietary fiber. Eating foods that are high in fiber will help you fuller longer after you eat. This may be useful if you are trying to lose weight.

Nutrients (per 100 g) Nutritional values
Energy 180 kcal
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Total dietary fiber 3.9 g
Fats 1.5 g



You can include Kaikuthal [brown Rice], Matta / Red Rice, Black rice in your diet


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