Brown rice, in contrast to the exported white rice varieties, currently has more and more economic potential due to changes in consumers’ living habits.
Origins Of Brown Rice
Brown rice is a type of rice that has been around for a long time.
The essence of brown rice is that only the husk has been removed, and it has not been processed and milled in the factory, in order to keep the purity of the rice as well as the specific characteristics of the rice.
Brown rice is often mistaken for a type of rice that has undergone preliminary processing, so it is brown or black. However, in fact, these are all-natural colors of rice when the husk is removed, creating a unique characteristic for brown rice and often used in daily meals in many parts of the world.
Characteristics of Brown Rice
Due to the nature of only removing the husk without going through the milling process, brown rice has very unique characteristics.
- About color:
As mentioned above, because the shelling has not been processed, the color of brown rice is usually brown or black, customers can immediately recognize it when looking at it.
- About scent:
Brown rice usually does not have a specific scent, most of it is odorless. Some types of brown rice come from fragrant rice varieties that will have a pleasant, gentle, delicate scent.
- About texture:
Because it has only been husked, most brown rice is hard. The quality of rice after cooking will usually also be harder and drier than normal white rice. One point to overcome this is that you can soak the rice for 30 minutes to 1 hour to achieve the rice’s softness and softness like white rice.
- About nutritional content:
Just removing the unmilled husk will make brown rice retain the original nutritional content in rice. Because of this, half a bowl of normal brown rice after eating will feel as full as eating a bowl of white rice.
Brown Rice Types
There are many varieties of brown rice available on the wholesale market today. Because brown rice is just the name of the rice that has not been processed and milled, but only the husk is removed, so as many types of white rice there will be brown rice.
The famous varieties of brown rice are:
- Jasmine brown rice
- Basmati brown rice
- Japonica brown rice.
All these types of brown rice are sweet, nutty, high export value rice that is very popular with traders.
Brown Rice Leading Market
The world’s largest brown rice distribution markets are undoubtedly the world’s largest white rice distribution markets, including Vietnam, Thailand, and India.
Similar to the white rice market, although the consumption is not as much as white rice, brown rice from the distribution markets in this material area is chosen by traders for their wholesale rice business model.
With modern and advanced technology and the world’s leading cheap export rice price with standard rice quality, Vietnam is currently one of the most trusted wholesale brown rice export markets.
What are the differences between brown rice and white rice?
Here are some differences between brown rice and white rice:
Brown rice color is very different from white rice. True to its name, brown rice is brown, sometimes black, because brown rice is unprocessed rice, still has the husk, so it will be rich in color. And white rice is rice that has been milled and processed, so it will have a white, glossy color.
Brown rice is usually harder than white rice because the characteristic of brown rice is that only the husk has been removed, so it will not be as flexible and soft as white rice. To make the rice soft and supple, soak the rice before cooking for about 30 to 45 minutes.
White rice usually has a sweeter taste than brown rice, because milled rice will be more flexible and softer because it has been processed and processed with other processes. Brown rice usually has no taste or can be difficult to eat if not familiar.
Usually, rice that has only been husked, there will still be impurities around the rice, so brown rice usually has no odor or very little smell, it is difficult to capture the smell like ordinary white rice
Brown Rice Benefits
Brown rice with high nutritional value has helped users gain a lot of benefits, especially health benefits.
- Brown rice is very good for the heart.
Because of the original nutrient content that is not processed, people who eat brown rice often feel healthier and more supple than usual. Maintaining the habit of eating brown rice is also a goal of many customers around the world.
- Not only good for the heart, but brown rice is also famous as an effective food for dieters. Most people who are in a weight loss regime will choose brown rice as starch to supplement energy for the body.
Just 1/2 bowl of rice is enough for the body to feel full, limiting the weight loss person to get more energy from other foods, thereby promoting a healthy weight loss process.
- Not only used as a food, when milled or processed, brown rice can be turned into drinks such as brown rice milk, brown rice water is also very good for health.
This drink not only has a refreshing effect but also adds energy to the body thanks to its natural sweetness. The most famous are Vietnamese Blood Dragon brown rice milk or brown rice juice in convenience stores in Thailand.