Know about the degree of polishing
Brown rice contains abundant nutrients in its bacteria, such as vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. It contains about five to nine times more dietary fiber than white rice. Since there are rice bran layers on its surface, it contains a high amount of indigestible fiber. For that reason, we strongly suggest that you chew it well. It is recommended to chew food 30 times. For those who have weak stomachs and children, we recommend to adjust the amount you eat accordingly.
About Partially Polished Rice
Partially polished rice is rice which was polished while partially leaving behind some parts of the germ (embryo) and rice bran on brown rice. The Germ and rice bran are rich in nutrients such as dietary fiber, minerals, calcium, iron, vitamin B1 and vitamin E. The less polished it is, the higher is the nutritional value. Partially polished rice has several levels of polishing, such as half polished and 70% polished, and the bigger the percentage is, the closer it gets to fully polished rice.
Half Polished Rice
Half polished rice is brown rice with the rice bran layer removed by half. How nutritious is the germ part is right between white rice and brown rice. You can enjoy both the brown rice's aroma and the white rice's sweetness. In comparison to white rice, it contains double the amount of vitamin E, four times more vitamin B1 and double the fiber. It’s also easier to digest and to absorb than brown rice. * Soaking time should be over 30 minutes and please add 30% more water than when you cook white rice.
70% Polished Rice - Highly recommended for those who are trying partially polished rice for the first time!
This is partially polished rice with the rice bran layer and germ removed by 70%. It’s white while retaining some nutrients from the germ. It can be cooked in the same way as you cook white rice. Since it's quite easy to eat, we recommend it for beginners as well as children. * Soaking time should be over 30 minutes and please add twice as much water as white rice.
Fully Polished Rice (White Rice)
White rice is made by removing all the rice bran parts (pericarp, seed coat and aleurone layer) from brown rice. White rice is certainly the rice you can enjoy the rice's sweetness the most.
‘Brown rice’ requires extra steps to cook, however, today there are many rice cookers with convenient functions to easily cook brown rice. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Also, we strongly recommend 70% polished rice for those who wish to try non-white rice for the first time as it's easy to cook, nutritious and tastes quite similar to white rice. This is your chance to try the distinctive rich taste of brown rice and partially polished rice, unlike the regular white rice.