Our expert says:
Good to hear from you again. According to the SA Glycemic Load & Index Guide, white long grain rice has a low GI, so you can substitute it for brown rice in your supper. All types of rice are low in fat. Cooked white rice contains about 540 kJ per 100g (weigh your cup of rice to see how many kJ it contains), while cooked brown rice contains 460 kJ/100g (it therefore contains less energy than white rice). The dietary fibre content for brown rice is 1.7 g/100, while it is only 0.4 g/100g for white rice according to the SA Food Tables, so I don't know why the label says it is high in fibre unless the rice is not processed and still contains the husks?
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