Friday, July 20, 2012

Eco Brown Rice vs Taj Mahal (White) Rice

My boss told me that she read a research stating that basmati rice was better than brown. And yesterday, I decided to compare these two: 

Now one would automatically assume that brown rice is definitely better. Nope. You are wrong. Taj Mahal Rice is better. Here's the comparison between Eco Brown Rice and Taj Mahal. (Please see 100g on Taj Mahal's nutrition information).

The calories for 100g of Taj Mahal rice is only 175, compared to the brown rice, which is 372! Yes, the brown rice has other vitamins in it, but we are already taking daily supplements, so this is not a factor for us. Compare the carbohydrate and total fat too. No wonder Faiza (the company) claims that Taj Mahal is suitable for diabetes and hypertension patients. Also it's okay to eat this rice if one is watching their weight. Well, don't go having 2 full plates of rice lah! 

I am very happy to note that the white rice I have been using ever since I started cooking turned out to be really that good. Thanks to my Mom who had been using this too!


  1. hmm.. i'd prolly still go for the brown rice. i dont take supplements and the extras there would do good.

    how do they whiten up the rice nowadays? dont they use some kinda chems?

    1. I guess it depends on individual. Like for me, my main concern is calories & carb. If you are keen to know more, check this out : click on "Herba Ponni".

  2. For me...whatever rice we re taking, da portion is very important. One should remember it if want to have healthy living

  3. of course its up to individual. there is actually 1 more thing. the way people eat nowadays including using supplements is isolated. 1st a mulitivit then a zinc tablet etc. depending on how long those capsules take to digest we rely on our body to 'filter' mix and match according to our needs. ok capsules are small. but rice? we consume rice or grains like quinoa in spoonfuls so larger concentrated amts each time. so when it is white rice its a lot of carb together with no other nutrients. whereas brown rice or meat or veggies these are mixed nutrients which sandwich the nutrients for the body to take without prioritising 1 over the other... at least less than white rice. the body digests only so much and either stores the rest as fat or passes out the rest. there is actually no brain in our stomach to control what really gets stored or passed so ingesting mixed nutrients is a more surefire approach i find to ensure the goodstuff gets retained. but to each her own i guess. my kids are strong and well. my daughter is an aspiring olympics contender. i avoid feeding them nutrient poor foods in concentrated supply. just food for thought delivered in devils advocate fashion.

  4. Hi Anonymous, I think I've come a long way since this post was published. Can't believe this was in 2012! We learn everyday. Knowledge is a powerful tool for our day to day physical and mental health.

  5. I tried this beras herba NADI approved rice from Faiz but was dissapointed to see that increases the sugar more than other forms of non white rice like brown or not sure how healthy it is really!!anybody else tested sugar level with this rice?


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