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I was researching some of the ingredients and I'm confused because what I found is that folate thiamine iron and I can't remember the others can be both vegan and animal derived ..so is all rice safe to eat or not
 

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I reccomend eating brown rice/wild rice and staying away from white rice as much as possible.<br><br><br><br>
ETA: not that white rice has any animal products in it, I just hear it's not as healthy as other rices....
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>goettling</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
rice rice baby. Yep.<br><br><br><br>
But it also depends on how you buy it. Not the box stuff.</div>
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Yeah, a lot of boxed stuff (I.E Uncle Bens) has animal derivitives in it. If you're cooking w/just regular rice, not the pre-boxed stuff, you'll have much more luck. Just be sure to always check the ingredients!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MZCsmpsns</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yeah, a lot of boxed stuff (I.E Uncle Bens) has animal derivitives in it.</div>
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ErrrI dont mean to sound snitty, but can you back that up with a cite? Enriched rice has thiamin, niacin, and iron added after millingthat is all they are legally required to add. Im reasonably sure the iron is mined. Thiamin has been synthesized by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoffman-La_Roche" target="_blank">Hoffman-La Roche</a> for almost a century now, and I think niacin is artificially synthesized also. Where do animal-based products come in?
 

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Oh, you mean <a href="http://www.unclebens.com/rice/default.aspx?tab=2&prodCat=10" target="_blank">stuff like this</a>, right? I thought <b>MZCsmpsns</b> was talking about the plain parboiled stuff that Unca Ben has been selling since before the beginning of time.
 

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I'd steer clear of the flavored stuff ^^^, but AFAIK any kind of plain rice, white or brown, ought to be fine.<br><br><br><br>
(You know, when we make fun of people in the Stupid Things Omnivores Say thread for the dumb things omnis think are or are not vegan, I think of questions like this and wonder how we can justify mocking other people for thinking these things, when we get vegans and aspiring vegans coming here genuinely concerned about many of the very same issues.)
 

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Oh, you mean <a href="http://www.unclebens.com/rice/default.aspx?tab=2&prodCat=10" target="_blank">stuff like this</a>, right? I thought <b>MZCsmpsns</b> was talking about the plain parboiled stuff that Unca Ben has been selling since before the beginning of time.</div>
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Sorry, I didn't mean all of Uncle Bens stuff in general... just a lot of the boxed/prepackaged flavored stuff has meat flavorings, etc.. in it, as well as other rices that may seem at first to be vegetarian. I just used that as an example because I've checked some and they had chicken, beef, etc.. flavoring etc.. in them.<br><br>
I just meant it as to be sure to check ingredients before you buy and eat. As goes for everything. I just wanted to let the OP know that while something (rices in this case) may seem veg*n friendly at first glance, it not always is.
 

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I just wanted to let the OP know that while something (rices in this case) may seem veg*n friendly at first glance, it not always is.</div>
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Very trueIve been duped myself many times, and I should be savvy enough to know better. I should have read the second sentence of your second post more closelyyour meaning would have been clearer if I had.
 

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Bulk bins are your friends in most cases. Rice itself is just a grain. I'd recommend brown rice as it has its nutrients intact and does not need to be fortified.
 

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yeah. brown rice is much better for you. i hate eating white rice/bread/pasta/sugar etc. its just all processed, bleached, refined crap. and very bad for you.<br><br><br><br>
i buy my brown rice from my vegan wholefood store. so i know i can trust it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> i'm done with supermarket food (for the most part, heh).
 

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White rice isn't THAT much worse for you. It's fortified, so all it's missing is the fiber which you can get if you top white rice with beans, legumes, fibrous vegetables, etc. And, brown rice has less protein & more fat than white.
 

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White rice isn't THAT much worse for you. It's fortified, so all it's missing is the fiber which you can get if you top white rice with beans, legumes, fibrous vegetables, etc. And, brown rice has less protein & more fat than white.</div>
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Sure, however, if you look at glycemic index for white vs. brown, you could make a case for brown being the better choice. that's completely ignoring anything else you may be eating at the time to alter the index.
 

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Right. Throw some lentils on top and I don't see a problem.<br><br><br><br>
Mmm, rice & lentils.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 
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