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Rice vs Brown rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Rice
Rice is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice
Rice contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice
Rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.183g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Rice
Rice contains less Sugars (difference - 0.19g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brown rice
Brown rice is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brown rice
Brown rice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Rice Brown rice
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Rice Brown rice
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
10
Rice
10
Brown rice
Mineral Summary Score
9
Rice
14
Brown rice

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Rice
3
:
Contains more Iron +114.3%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Potassium +145.7%
Contains more Magnesium +225%
Contains more Copper +53.6%
Contains more Zinc +44.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.5%
Contains more Iron +114.3%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Potassium +145.7%
Contains more Magnesium +225%
Contains more Copper +53.6%
Contains more Zinc +44.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Rice
2
:
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +430.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.178
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.38
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +430.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.178
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.38

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
16%
Rice
16%
Brown rice
Carbohydrates
28%
Rice
26%
Brown rice
Fats
1%
Rice
4%
Brown rice

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Rice Brown rice Opinion
Calories 130 123 Rice
Protein 2.69 2.74 Brown rice
Fats 0.28 0.97 Brown rice
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 28.17 25.58 Rice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.56 Rice
Calcium 10 3 Rice
Potassium 35 86 Brown rice
Magnesium 12 39 Brown rice
Sugars 0.05 0.24 Brown rice
Fiber 0.4 1.6 Brown rice
Copper 0.069 0.106 Brown rice
Zinc 0.49 0.71 Brown rice
Starch 24.79 Brown rice
Phosphorus 43 103 Brown rice
Sodium 1 4 Rice
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.04 0.17 Brown rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.163 0.178 Brown rice
Vitamin B2 0.013 0.069 Brown rice
Vitamin B3 1.476 2.561 Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.39 0.38 Rice
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.123 Brown rice
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.2 Brown rice
Folic acid (B9) 55 0 Rice
Trans Fat 0 Rice
Saturated Fat 0.077 0.26 Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 0.369 Brown rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.366 Brown rice
Tryptophan 0.031 0.033 Brown rice
Threonine 0.096 0.095 Rice
Isoleucine 0.116 0.109 Rice
Leucine 0.222 0.214 Rice
Lysine 0.097 0.099 Brown rice
Methionine 0.063 0.058 Rice
Phenylalanine 0.144 0.133 Rice
Valine 0.164 0.151 Rice
Histidine 0.063 0.066 Brown rice
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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