There are over 40,000 varieties of rice but the terms brown or white rice don’t actually refer to or belong in these categories. Instead they indicate the degree of processing that the rice grains went through after harvest. Brown rice is basically unmilled rice, with only the outer husk removed. To turn that into white rice, more layers are taken off until only the white starchy endosperm is left.
These levels of post-harvest processing spell out the difference in nutrition between brown and white rice. Because brown rice retains its bran and germ layer which contains a lot of dietary fiber and other nutrients, it is more nutritious compared to white rice.
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