Interesting Facts About Rice

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  • As rice is low in sodium, it is considered best food for those suffering from high blood pressure and hypertension.
  • The average person in the UK eats just 4.4kg of rice each year compared with 40-60kg in some parts of Asia.
  • Whole grain rice like brown rice is rich in insoluble fiber that can possibly protect against many types of cancers.
  • Rice can germinate and thrive in flooded fields.
  • In Burma, a person consumes about five-hundred pounds of rice a year.
  • Asia alone both produces and consumes 90% of the world’s rice.
  • World rice production in 2007 was approximately 645 million tonnes with over 114 countries growing rice.
  • The first documented account of rice was by a Chinese emperor about 2,800 BC.
  • As rice is rich in carbohydrates, it acts as fuel for the body and aids in normal functioning of the brain.
  • After rice has been fully cooked, each grain of rice swells to three times in original weight.

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