Each grain of rice is enclosed in a tough hull or

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Unformatted text preview: ce Yields Rice Yields Barrel = 162 lb Bushel = 45 lb CWT = 100 lb Typical Yield ~6000 lb /acre Four major types of rice are produced worldwide: Four Indica is grown mostly in tropical and subtropical regions and accounts for more than 75 % of global trade. Indica rice cooks dry, with separate grains. Japonica rice, typically grown in regions with cooler climates, accounts for more than 10 % of global rice trade. •Aromatic rice, primarily jasmine from Thailand and basmati from India and Pakistan, accounts for more than 10 % of global trade and typically sells at a premium in world markets. •Glutinous rice, grown mostly in Southeast Asia and used in desserts and ceremonial dishes, accounts for most of the remainder. Each grain of rice is enclosed in a tough hull, or husk, hull or husk which must be removed. Underneath is the nutritious whole grain, which may be brown, reddish or even black, depending on the color of the bran layers. All rice may be eaten at this stage, but most are processed further. are Under the hull are the bran and germ which bran germ are high in vitamins, minerals, oil and various phytonutrients proposed to have health-benefits. Rice at this stage is 100% whole grain...
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