Brown rice vs white rice…
We know which one is better for our health. Brown rice has its benefits of being non-processed, high in fiber, low glycemic index (which means better for our blood sugars) and its complex carbohydrate status.
But which one is better for the environment?
Brown Rice is Green: “
I grew up thinking white rice is like candy. It fell in the bubble gum, Twinkie, sugared cereal category of what was banned from our house. My mother, an early champion of the healthy aspects of brown rice, dismissed white rice from our dinner table with a flick of her wrist and the brief, yet accurate proclamation, ‘There is nothing left.’ Stripped down to the inner polished grain, white rice is a victim of over processing that removes most of what’s good for you, such as beneficial vitamins and nutrients. Now, according to Green Living Tips, brown rice is also better for the environment. Why?