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Former good article Rice was one of the good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Prolonged chewing of rice to give full nutritional benefit?[edit]

Could not find anything about this in the article currently.

I heard in a film (Empire of the Sun (film)) that rice needs to be chewed a specific number of times for full nutritional benefit. I know the film is not a reliable source, but I was wondering if anyone knew if this film was referencing some actual evidence.

In another textbook (I think it was either this, [1] or this [2] ... but can't remember and no longer have print access to them), that chewing has no effect on digestion efficiency. Hard to believe, but it was citing experiments where food was cut into rough chunks and swallowed whole, and there was no demonstrable health difference between these people and people who were chewing their food even after an extended period of this eating behavior. I forget the details, which is annoying. Also, this was taking about food generally not specifically rice.

So Q for the article's authors, should people be chewing rice for longer or not bothering at all?

Stages[edit]

Can an image be made of the stages and posted here? See http://www.knowledgebank.irri.org/ericeproduction/0.2._Growth_stages_of_the_rice_plant.htm 109.130.159.76 (talk) 08:05, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Sugarcane is not a grain[edit]

The lead section of the article states that "It is the grain with the third-highest worldwide production, after sugarcane and maize, according to data of FAOSTAT 2012." Sugarcane is not a grain and the reference given to FAOSTAT http://faostat.fao.org/site/339/default.aspx refers to agricultural commodities, therefore I think the word "grain" should be replaced with "agricultural commodity". It might also be helpful to clarify that rice has the third-highest worldwide production in terms of quantity (rather than value).

Semi-protected edit request on 6 January 2015[edit]

Change Raditation to Radiation, please 78.150.29.60 (talk) 02:33, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 03:01, 6 January 2015 (UTC)