THE FAMILY’S HEALTHY RICE
Nothing says “Asian cuisine” like rice! But did you know that in Korea, the most preferred rice is neither white nor brown rice, but GABA rice – a.k.a. germinated brown rice?
DEAD, ASLEEP, OR ALIVE?
The cereal germ is rice’s treasure trove of nutrition, but has to be stripped along with the bran layer to make white rice, thus depriving white rice of precious health benefits and making it “dead”. On the other hand, although brown rice retains its cereal germ and bran, its nutritional value still pales in comparison to GABA Rice due to its “sleeping” cereal germ. So, what makes GABA rice “alive”?
AS IT IS TASTY
GABA rice is made by germinating brown rice to sprout its 0.5-1mm-length cereal germ, fully activating the rice’s innate nutrition and making it fluffier, tastier and easier to digest! Here are the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations’ findings on GABA rice.