Rice: properties, nutritional values, calories

Perhaps the oldest cereal known to man, rice is a very useful food for the body thanks to its innumerable properties, first of all its high digestibility and the ability to regulate the intestinal flora. Let's find out better.

>  1. Description of the rice

> 2. Properties and benefits of rice

> 3. Calories and nutritional values ​​of rice

> 4. Ally of

> 5. Curiosities about rice

> 6. A recipe up your sleeve

Rice: properties, nutritional values, calories



Rice description

The first name of the rice is Oryza sativa and belongs to the Graminaceae family. Rice is a cereals known since ancient times and some argue that it was the first cereal to be used, even before wheat.

Basmati rice, black rice, classic white rice: there are so many types of rice; only in the country about them are grown fifty varieties, different in shape and size of the beans, as well as in fragrance and content.


Properties and benefits of rice

Among the main properties of rice there is certainly hers digestibility to which thehigh absorption of nutrients in the intestine contents. The carbohydrate component of rice also has an effect regulator on intestinal flora, so much so that white rice is used as an adjuvant in the treatment of disorders affecting the gastrointestinal system.

Furthermore, rice has an essential amino acid, la Lysine, and good quality protein. As for the lipid component, it mainly contains essential fatty acids. Has very potassium and little sodium and is therefore a food indicated in those suffering from hypertension.

Rice is gluten-free and can therefore also be consumed by those suffering from celiac disease.


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Calories and nutritional values ​​of rice

100 g of rice contains 332 kcal / 1389 kj.

Furthermore, for every 100 g of this product we have:

  • Water 12 g
  • G carbohydrates 80,4
  • Sugars 0,2 g
  • 6,7 g protein
  • 0,4 g fat
  • Cholesterol 0 g
  • Total fiber 1 g
  • Sodium 5 mg
  • Potassium 92 mg
  • Iron 0,8 mg
  • Calcium 24 mg
  • Phosphorus 94 mg
  • Vitamin B1 0,11 mg
  • Vitamin B2 0,03 mg
  • Vitamin B3 1,3 mg


Rice, ally of

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Rice: properties, nutritional values, calories


Curiosities about rice

  • Il brown rice it is particularly rich in fiber and has a high satiating power; for these reasons it is very useful in low-calorie diets and against constipation.
  • Il basmati rice is the quality with less fat. It can be used to prepare first courses, but also in place of bread. It is very fragrant.
  • Il black rice it is particularly rich in proteins; it has about twice as much protein as common white rice.


A recipe with rice

Black rice with pumpkin and almonds.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 350 grams of black rice,
  • 100 grams of pumpkin,
  • half onion,
  • 100 grams of peeled almonds,
  • extra virgin olive oil,
  • salt.

Method: boil the rice, toast the almonds in the oven and at the same time cook the pumpkin and onion in a pan with a little olive oil. Add the vegetables to the rice and finally the almonds, some whole, others coarsely chopped.


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