THINK: Healthier Eating
The Nutritional Advantage
Comprised of complex carbohydrates that are more slowly digested, rice provides energy that fuels the body’s physical activity. This tiny, but mighty, grain packs a serious nutritional punch. White rice is a source of B-vitamins, phosphorus and zinc. Brown rice is also a source of those vitamins and minerals, plus it contains fibre, magnesium, selenium and manganese. All types of rice are naturally sodium* and gluten-free.
(*Based on ½ cup serving)
According to Canada’s Food Guide:
- Canadian adults should consume six to eight servings of grain products per day.
- At least half of these servings should be whole grain products.
- A half cup of brown rice is a serving of whole grain products.