White rice is garbage. It probably says "enriched" somewhere on the box, right? That's because they strip away all of the nutrients to make it more convenient to cook. Since they stripped away all the nutrients, it would have been unedible if they didn't add synthetic nutrients. So white bread, white rice, all of that is pretty much toxic to people over time. eat whole grain rice and bread. The end
In short: Along with fruits and vegetables, whole grains are important sources of fiber. Whole kernels of grains consist of four parts: germ, endosperm, bran, and husk. (See Figure 4.16.) The germ, the innermost part at the base of the kernel, is the portion that grows into a new plant. It is rich in protein, oils, vitamins, and minerals. The endosperm is the largest, middle portion of the grain kernel. It is high in starch and provides food for the growing plant em- bryo. The bran is composed of layers of protective coating around the grain kernel and is rich in dietary fiber. The husk is an inedible covering. When grains are refined—making white flour from wheat, for example, or making white rice from brown rice—the process removes the outer husk and bran layers and sometimes the inner germ of the grain kernel. Because the bran and germ portions of the grain contain much of the dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals, the nutrient content of whole grains is far superior to that of refined grains. Although food manufacturers add iron, thiamin, ribo- flavin, and niacin back to white flour through enrichment, they usually do not add back dietary fiber and nutrients such as vitamin B6, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and zinc, which are also lost in processing
Any one know how Jasmine rice compares?