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Brown Rice: an Answer to Malnutrition in RP
Written by Loren   
Monday, 07 February 2011

To deal with the malnutrition in the country, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is promoting the use of brown rice.

According to Mario Montejo, Science Secretary, the agency is recommending to change the old time favorite food of Filipino, the white rice, to brown rice.

Brown rice is rich with vitamins, minerals and other essential micronutrients. In addition, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) said that brown rice is a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, lysine, and protein which are good to the health.

Montejo said that because of the low demand, brown rice is currently more expensive than white rice but it is expected to be low-priced if will be patronaged by the people. [via philstar.com]


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