Brewers rice

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Brewers' rice is the small milled fragments of rice kernels that have been separated from the larger kernels of milled rice.[1] Brewers' rice is a processed rice product that is missing many of the nutrients contained in whole ground rice and brown rice thus reducing the quality[2]

Brewers' rice and second heads are one of the many byproducts that rice milling creates. Second heads are milled rice kernels that are one half to three quarters of the original kernel. Brewers' rice is a milled rice kernel that is one quarter to half the size of a full kernel. Second heads, depending on their quality are used to make rice flour. "If the quality of the second heads are poor, they will be sold for pet food or dairy feed. Brewers rice is sold for pet food and dairy feed exclusively."[3] since it is not considered aesthetically pleasing enough for human consumption. However, it offers the same nutritional value as white rice. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Association of American Feed Control Officials Brewer’s rice can also be called chipped rice or broken rice since it is simply smaller fragments of white rice that have been separated from the larger, whole kernels through sifting. Brewer’s rice is no different from white rice, except that the grain is broken into pieces. As such, it offers the same nutritional value as white rice. It was shown that both cats and dogs are capable of digesting greater than 98% of brewers rice present within a formula1,3 - See more at: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-07-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Sabine Contreras, Animal nutritionist Archived July 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Pacifica Ag Commodities Archived July 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Carciofi et al., 2008. Effects of six carbohydrate sources on dog diet digestibility and post-prandial glucose and insulin response. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. 92: 326 - 336. - See more at: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-08-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)