Brown Rice Versus White Rice: Which One Is Better?

Medically Reviewed by Carolin Schneider, MD

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Rice has been a popular ingredient in dishes around the world for centuries. But in recent years, a discussion over the health benefits of white and brown rice has begun. Many people say that white rice has little nutritional value and that brown rice is much healthier. But what makes brown rice so healthy? And is white rice really that unhealthy? To answer these questions, it’s essential to understand the differences between white and brown rice — and the benefits they both offer.