polished rice


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polished rice

(pol′isht)
Rice that has been milled to produce the commercially available white rice commonly consumed in Western countries. Milling removes most of the protein and thiamine from the grain. Beriberi, a thiamine deficiency, is caused when polished rice is the major source of calories in the diet.
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According to the most recent biochemical studies, a diet based exclusively on polished rice and red kidney beans lacked a great deal of essential micronutrients like riboflavin, niacin, and thiamine (Asenjo 1948, 1950).
For cowpea and polished rice, the mean marketing efficiency levels are 0.
The land rent was assessed arbitrarily and often collected in polished rice of full grain, which more than doubled the amount of paddy required to pay the land rent.
Relatively small changes in diet, particularly replacing refined grains such as polished white rice with brown / minimally polished rice could be recommended as measures to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes/CVD epidemic in India.
The wheat for mugi mochi contained 10 times the amount of dietary fiber than polished rice does as well as a good deal polyphenol, which is said to whiten the skin.
3 mg/kg Codex Cadmium in Sets maximum level polished rice of 0.
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Served with POLISHED RICE polished in our own kernel sanders.
The problem that ensued when this new polished rice became popular was beriberi, caused by a deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine).
Generally speaking though, most of those nutrients are made up for in the other foods we eat and gourmets usually eschew brown in favor of the more elegant and tasty polished rice.
Oki and his group found that corn required 2,000 times more water than its unit weight, beans 3,400 times and polished rice 7,800 times.