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2010-08-30 08:30:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- White rice is delicious, brown rice is nutritious, so where does that leave black rice? According to a new study, it's better for you than a bowl of berries. "Just a spoonful of black rice bran contains more health promoting anthocyanin antioxidants than are found in a spoonful of blueberries, but with less sugar and more fiber and vitamin E antioxidants," Zhimin Xu, Associate Professor at the Department of Food Science at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center...

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2010-08-26 12:55:00

Health conscious consumers who hesitate at the price of fresh blueberries and blackberries, fruits renowned for high levels of healthful antioxidants, now have an economical alternative, scientists reported today at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). It is black rice, one variety of which got the moniker "Forbidden Rice" in ancient China because nobles commandeered every grain for themselves and forbade the common people from eating it. "Just a spoonful of...

2010-06-15 14:57:36

Consuming more white rice appears to be associated with a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, whereas consuming more brown rice may be associated with a lower risk for the disease, according to a report in the June 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Rice has been a staple food in Asian countries for centuries," the authors write as background information in the article. "By the 20th century, the advance of grain-processing technology made...

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2010-06-15 13:42:05

On Monday, a U.S.-based study linked eating white rice to higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and backed long-held claims that brown rice is healthier than white. Harvard School of Public Health scientists found that people who ate at least five servings of white rice per week had a 17 percent greater risk of developing diabetes than those who consumed less than one serving each month. The study found that consuming two or more servings of brown rice per week was associated with an...

2010-06-10 15:30:00

PHOENIX, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NutraCea (Pink Sheets: NTRZQ), a world leader in stabilized rice bran (SRB) nutrient research and technology, today announced that the United States District Court for the District of Arizona has granted preliminary approval of the previously announced settlement of the securities class action lawsuit against NutraCea and certain former officers and directors. The lawsuit was pending in United States District Court for the District of Arizona and...

2010-06-08 16:44:00

PHOENIX, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NutraCea (Pink Sheets: NTRZQ), a world leader in stabilized rice bran (SRB) nutrient research and technology, today announced the Company's Board of Directors has appointed J. Dale Belt Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer, effective June 15, 2010. Mr. Belt replaces William J. Cadigan, a Tatum LLC partner, who has been Vice President of Finance since July 2009 and interim Chief Financial Officer since...

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2010-05-11 09:25:00

Women with type 2 diabetes who ate the most bran in a study had a 35 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a 28 percent reduction in death from all causes than women who ate the least amount, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Bran is a component of whole grain rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. "To my knowledge, this is the first study of whole grain and its components and risk of death in diabetic patients," said Lu...

2010-05-05 15:42:44

The bioactive compounds of cereals are concentrated in the peripheral layers of the grains (bran) but most of them have a low bio-accessibility. In the HEALTHGRAIN project of the European Union, new tools for process monitoring were developed that support commercial implementation of innovative milling techniques including partial grain debranning, fine grinding and classification of grain fractions, resulting in flours and ingredients with enhanced nutritional properties. The wheat grain is...

2010-05-05 15:39:54

Arabinoxylan, the major dietary fibre component of wheat bran, is important both from the technological and nutritional point of view. New enzymatic technologies were developed in the HEALTHGRAIN project to partly and selectively degrade arabinoxylan. The results offer potential for a new soluble fibre ingredient based on wheat bran. The health benefits of cereal fibre, in particular in the prevention of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer, are...

2010-05-05 15:35:37

A combination of enzymes and fermentation modifies bran structure and changes the bioavailability of the bioactive compound, according to new studies forming part of the European Union's large-scale HEALTHGRAIN project. Bioprocessing of bran has potential for making it a better ingredient for use in manufacturing nutritionally boosted cereal foods with high sensory quality. The health benefits of whole grain and grain dietary fibre are well documented, and dietary reecommendations worldwide...


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