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Rice vs Arborio rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Rice and Arborio rice different?

    Rice, white, long-grain, regular, enriched, cooked and Rice, white, short-grain, enriched, cooked types were used in this article.

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    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
    Contains more Calcium +900%
    Contains more Magnesium +50%
    Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%
    Contains more Potassium +34.6%
    Contains more Zinc +22.5%
    Contains more Iron +21.7%
    Contains less Sodium -100%
    Equal in Copper - 0.072
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 45% 9% 19% 4% 1% 14% 24%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 55% 6% 15% 3% 0% 11% 24%
    Contains more Calcium +900%
    Contains more Magnesium +50%
    Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%
    Contains more Potassium +34.6%
    Contains more Zinc +22.5%
    Contains more Iron +21.7%
    Contains less Sodium -100%
    Equal in Copper - 0.072

    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
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    Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.6%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.1%
    Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.164
    Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.493
    Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.397
    Equal in Folate - 59
    Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 41% 3% 28% 24% 22% 44% 0% 0%
    Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 41% 4% 28% 24% 14% 45% 0% 0%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.6%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.1%
    Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.164
    Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.493
    Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.397
    Equal in Folate - 59

    Comparison summary table

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

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Rice Arborio rice Opinion
    Net carbs 27.77g 28.73g Arborio rice
    Protein 2.69g 2.36g Rice
    Fats 0.28g 0.19g Rice
    Carbs 28.17g 28.73g Arborio rice
    Calories 130kcal 130kcal
    Starch g g
    Fructose g g
    Sugar 0.05g g Arborio rice
    Fiber 0.4g g Rice
    Calcium 10mg 1mg Rice
    Iron 1.2mg 1.46mg Arborio rice
    Magnesium 12mg 8mg Rice
    Phosphorus 43mg 33mg Rice
    Potassium 35mg 26mg Rice
    Sodium 1mg 0mg Arborio rice
    Zinc 0.49mg 0.4mg Rice
    Copper 0.069mg 0.072mg Arborio rice
    Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
    Vitamin E 0.04mg mg Rice
    Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
    Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
    Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
    Vitamin B1 0.163mg 0.164mg Arborio rice
    Vitamin B2 0.013mg 0.016mg Arborio rice
    Vitamin B3 1.476mg 1.493mg Arborio rice
    Vitamin B5 0.39mg 0.397mg Arborio rice
    Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.059mg Rice
    Folate 58µg 59µg Arborio rice
    Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
    Vitamin K 0µg µg Rice
    Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.027mg Rice
    Threonine 0.096mg 0.084mg Rice
    Isoleucine 0.116mg 0.102mg Rice
    Leucine 0.222mg 0.195mg Rice
    Lysine 0.097mg 0.085mg Rice
    Methionine 0.063mg 0.056mg Rice
    Phenylalanine 0.144mg 0.126mg Rice
    Valine 0.164mg 0.144mg Rice
    Histidine 0.063mg 0.056mg Rice
    Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
    Trans Fat g g
    Saturated Fat 0.077g 0.051g Arborio rice
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.058g Rice
    Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.05g Rice

    Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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    Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

    The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
    Vitamin Summary Score
    13
    Rice
    13
    Arborio rice
    Mineral Summary Score
    14
    Rice
    14
    Arborio rice

    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 food.
    Protein
    16%
    Rice
    14%
    Arborio rice
    Carbohydrates
    28%
    Rice
    29%
    Arborio rice
    Fats
    1%
    Rice
    1%
    Arborio rice

    Comparison summary

    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Rice
    Rice is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Rice
    Rice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
    Which food is lower in Sugar?
    Arborio rice
    Arborio rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.05g)
    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Arborio rice
    Arborio rice contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
    Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
    Arborio rice
    Arborio rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
    Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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    The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
    Which food is cheaper?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in price ($1)
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
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    It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

    References

    The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

    1. Rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168878/nutrients
    2. Arborio rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168882/nutrients

    All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

    Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.