A recently conducted study shares that one serving of rice bran daily is enough to meet body's nutritional requirement. "Rice is an essential staple food for more than half of the world's population. It is grown in more than 100 countries. Rice bran as a food ingredient could deliver more than 400 individual compounds when consumed and it is likely that many of them function in a teamwork manner to deliver health benefits," noted Elizabeth Ryan, professor at the Colorado State University.
Rice bran may provide more than half of a person's daily requirements of important vitamins such as thiamine, niacin and vitamin B6. Experts believe that it may help tackle nutrition shortages as well -- a major global health concern.
The study was published in the journal Rice and assessed three US rice varieties that were previously used in human dietary intervention trials. Rice bran was found to have high levels of protein, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-hypertensive properties.
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