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2010-09-13 14:20:00

WOODLAND, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- SunFoods, LLC announced today that Matt Alonso has been named Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. operation as it continues its expansion under the HINODE brand name. Matt will report directly to current CEO, Thomas Atkinson II, and oversee the operations based in Woodland, CA. Matt comes to SunFoods, LLC after 14 years with Pacific International Rice Mills, LLC (PIRMI) and Busch Agricultural Resources Inc. Over the last five years, Matt has...

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 15:05:07

In a new study, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that eating five or more servings of white rice per week was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. In contrast, eating two or more servings of brown rice per week was associated with a lower risk of the disease. The researchers estimated that replacing 50 grams of white rice (just one third of a typical daily serving) with the same amount of brown rice would lower risk of type 2 diabetes by...

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...

2010-02-01 07:50:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you slacked off your New Year resolutions to exercise more, eat healthier and take charge of your life? Lucky for you, February is Heart Health Month, and the USA Rice Federation wants to boost your resolve to take charge of your health with nurturing meals that are good for the heart and soul. U.S.-grown rice, which is nutrient rich, is one of the most heart-friendly foods to enjoy. Rice is low in calories, has just a trace of fat, and...

2009-10-01 07:15:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The updated Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program (WIC), serving more than nine million at-risk, low- to moderate-income families will as of today include brown rice as one of the program's key whole grain offerings. Brown rice is the perfect addition because it is both economical and a nutritional powerhouse. At about 10 cents per serving, it will help to keep the WIC Food Packages cost-neutral and, because brown rice is a 100% whole...

2008-09-30 03:00:20

By Zeng, Zhi Zhang, Han; Zhang, Tao; Chen, Jie Yu ABSTRACT A modified headspace solid-phase microextraction (SPME) method in conjunction with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC- MS) has been used for the analysis of the flavor volatiles in three rice cultivars with low levels of digestible protein during cooking. Altogether, 77 volatile compounds were identified, of which 13 components were not previously reported in rice. A total of 61, 71, and 74 peaks, respectively, were assigned...

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2008-09-24 08:39:04

A team of researchers has identified the active compounds that contribute to the health benefits of pre-germinated brown rice; the healthy components are a related set of sterol-like molecules known as acylated steryl-beta-glucosides (ASGs). Pre-germinated rice (PR) is an emerging health food whereby brown rice is soaked in warm water prior to cooking; the warm bath induces germination, or sprouting, which stimulates rice enzymes to produce more nutrients. One such nutrient is the important...


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