It's a question that crops up regularly; should I eat brown rice or white?
Why do we reply with Brown every time?
Because, white rice is produced by stripping, or polishing, brown rice. The stripping process does just that; it removes the brown rice of not only its colour but also its nutritional value. If you compare 100 grams of brown and white rice together you would see:
Brown Rice has 111 calories, 3 grams of protein, 2 grams of fibre.
White Rice has 130 calories, 2 grams of protein, 0 grams of fibre.
As you can see, white rice has less of everything apart from calories!
Brown rice is also considered a whole grain and is therefore naturally high in vitamin B. However; white rice has no vitamin B source unless it is added.
So, there you go with a quick understanding why we always say brown rice is best.