A grain of rice is composed of several different layers. Only the outside layer, the 'hull', is removed during the production of brown rice and very little goodness is lost by the grain in the process.
But during the production of white rice, the grains are milled to remove more layers - the bran and almost all of the germ. This process strips the grains of the majority of their nutrients.
In the final part of the process, another layer called 'aleurone' is removed and the grains are polished. But aleurone is a good source of essential fats, which play such an important role in your baby's diet.
So what are you left with?
White rice - a refined starch that offers your little one very little in the way of nutrition.
Why is brown rice such a healthy choice for baby?
Just look at what it contains!
- vitamins B1, B3 and B6
- manganese (essential for healthy bones, manganese also reduces the symptoms of asthma and is a powerful, energy-providing antioxidant)
- Essential Fatty Acids