Basmati rice, brown rice... This is the healthiest variety for your health

Anyone who wants to prepare a rice dish is often spoiled for choice: basmati rice? Or whole grain? This is which type of rice should end up on your plate more often than others.

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rice healthiest variety

As Planet Wissen reports, around 8,000 varieties of rice are grown worldwide. It's not easy to choose the right variety. In this article, we'll tell you which rice is best for your body.

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Basmati rice is the winner

According to the AOK, each type of rice has its advantages and disadvantages. Brown rice, for example, contains many minerals and vitamins, while white rice is more digestible. According to Öko-Test, however, a completely different type of rice comes out on top.

If you want to be on the safe side, it is best to use basmati rice, which contains only traces of arsenic and cadmium. According to Utopia, inorganic arsenic can be carcinogenic, and excessive amounts of cadmium can disrupt bone metabolism and damage the kidneys.

Read more:We've all been making the same dangerous mistake when cooking rice

Natural rice not as good as many think

Natural rice performs much worse in comparison. This is mainly due to the fact that it is often contaminated with high levels of arsenic. This gets into the rice through contaminated water.

It's best to wash your rice thoroughly before preparing it, and be careful not to store leftovers in the refrigerator for too long or to heat the rice in the microwave too often; this is not a good idea.

Read more:Eating leftover rice could give you food poisoning, here's how often you can reheat it without falling sick

This article has been translated from Gentside DE.

Sources used:

Planet Wissen: Kleine Reiskunde

Utopia: Arsen in Lebensmitteln: Vorkommen, Gefahren und was du wissen musst

AOK: Wie gesund sind Reis und Reisprodukte wirklich?

Öko-Test: Reis im Öko-Test: Zwei Marken rufen Produkte wegen Schadstoffen zurück

Umweltbundesamt: Cadmium im Feinstaub

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