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Rice is the seed of the monocot plants Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia and the West Indies. It is the grain with the second-highest worldwide production.

 

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According to the new study, diabetes risk rises by about 10% with each increased serving per day of white rice.

Article: Diabetes Health Center
Source: Diabetes

The FDA is not currently recommending that consumers change their consumption of rice or rice products; however, the agency does say that people should eat a balanced diet containing a wide variety of grains.

Article: 5 Things You Should Know ...
Source: MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Long-term exposure to low doses of arsenic may change the way cells communicate, and reduce their ability to function, according to researchers at Dartmouth University. It could play a role in the development of diabetes, cancer, vascular disease and lung disease.

Article: 5 Things You Should Know ...
Source: MyHealthNewsDaily.com
Ceev Xiong

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In this article, there were two reports concerning about the level of arsenic found in rice.  The information above describes some side effects that arsenic may have in the human body.

 

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Carbohydrates have the general molecular formula CH2O, and thus were once thought to represent "hydrated carbon". However, the arrangement of atoms in carbohydrates has little to do with water molecules.

Article: Carbohydrates
Source: The Saylor Foundation

Using computer algorithms, the researchers came to the conclusion that japonica and indica had a single origin because they had a closer genetic relationship to one other than to any wild rice species found in China or India.

Article: Rice traced to single dom...
Source: BBC News

The japonica type is sticky and short-grained, while indica rice is non-sticky and long-grained.

Article: Rice traced to single dom...
Source: BBC News

Asian rice, Oryza sativa, is one of world's oldest crop species. It is also a very diverse crop, with tens of thousands of varieties known throughout the world.

Article: Science News
Source: ScienceDaily
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I never knew that rice was such a diverse crop. 

 

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Rice originated in China, a team of genome researchers has concluded in a study tracing back thousands of years of evolutionary history through large-scale gene re-sequencing.

Article: Science News
Source: ScienceDaily

Rice is a kind of grain, or grass, like wheat, millet, or barley, which provides carbohydrates to people who eat its seeds. It grows wild in south-east Asia.

Article: Rice
Source: Food History for Kids!

Starting in 2500 B.C., rice has been a source of food for people. Rice production orginated in China, and was spread to countries such as Sri Lanka and India.

Article: History of Rice
Source: History of Rice
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