Everyone interested in their health, knows the benefits of eating brown rice. A recently popular grain is making itself known and stand out amongst the healthy grain family. Sprouted brown rice, it looks, feels and needs to be cooked for the same amount of time as the regular brown rice. It is a low saturated-fat, salt free and gluten free grain which sources protein, Vitamin B, Vitamin B6 and is also high in magnesium. The difference is noticeable only once it’s cooked, sprouted brown rice has a sweeter taste, is less chewy and is more delicate than regular brown rice.
Brown rice is a less processed whole grain which can be a nourishing food in your diet. Unfortunately, like all grains, brown rice contains phytic acid, and this acid blocks the absorption of the good required nutrients. This is where sprouted brown rice comes in to save the day. Not only does the sprouted brown rice contain all the nutrients found in regular brown rice, it also holds the amino acid ‘GABA’ (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid), which is created during the sprouting process. Once the brown rice is sprouted, it becomes a lot easier to digest and has more bio-available nutrients.
Nutritionists at India Gate say that, “one of the many great positives of Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA), is that it enhances focus, relieves some menopause symptoms, lowers blood pressure, improves brain function, prevents headaches, relieves constipation, regulates blood sugar and increases memory retention. Such benefits are exactly what makes it the perfect side to serve, great for people of all ages, young and old.”
Since it is cooked the same way brown rice is, the variety of dishes you can prepare using sprouted brown rice, are endless. Whether you are looking for healthier options for your kids or for yourself, this is a great grain to introduce to your cooking. Create a healthy and delicious breakfast porridge for your kids or yourself using sprouted brown rice. Its creamy texture can be paired with lots of flavors, such as season fruits and honey which makes it a great breakfast food. For lunch and dinner, you can use recipes for vegetarian, vegan, diabetic, gluten-free and low-fat dishes, whether it be in your biryani, chicken Pad Thai or even a sprouted brown rice and herb salad.
For those who worry that their favorite dishes won’t taste the same, rest assured, you can enjoy any recipe just as much, if not more, by substituting your usual grain to the healthy and delicious sprouted brown rice.
About India Gate and KRBL Group
India Gate, a benchmark in quality food standards, is a KRBL Group flagship brand. As a global food brand, India Gate continues to earn respect and patronage among consumers world over.
Apart from the newly introduced Quinoa, Chia Seeds and Flax Seeds India Gate also specializes in brown rice and is known in the region for its highest selling India Gate Classic Basmati rice.
KRBL’s journey started over 129 years ago as a company that engaged in grain marketing and agro processing. It was later incorporated in 1993 with the objective of processing paddy and with its vast experience and expertise, the miller is now synonymous with basmati rice – favorably positioning Indian basmati on the global food map.
As the world’s largest basmati miller and exporter, KRBL is currently present across all the basmati eating regions such as Asia, Middle East, Europe, USA, Canada, and Africa. KRBL is known for its seed development and farmer engagement program and the trust it has earned by implementing the fastest- scalable lab-to-market Public-Private Partnership project with the synonymous 1121 grain.
KRBL has won many accolades throughout the years with its most recent award being the awarded the coveted APEDA Award Golden Trophy for the largest exporter of Basmati rice. Additionally, it has received in 2016 Guinness World Records for the heaviest bag of rice. In 2015, it received the prestigious NAAS India Silver Jubilee Award for Basmati rice trade development.
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