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TruRoots Organic Germinated Brown Rice -- 14 oz


TruRoots Organic Germinated Brown Rice
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TruRoots Organic Germinated Brown Rice -- 14 oz

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TruRoots Organic Germinated Brown Rice Description

  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • USDA Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • 170 Calories per Serving
  • 0g Sat Fat per Serving
  • 5mg Sodium per Serving
  • 1g Total Sugars

Experience an abundance of delicious flavor with this ancient ingredient sourced from nature.

 

At TruRoots® we believe in truly knowing the food you bring to the table. That's why we nurture strong relationships with farmers who share our commitment to sustainability and high quality, organic foods - so you can have confidence your family is eating the truest of  nature's goodness.


Directions

  1. Combine: 1 cup germinated brown rice with 2 cups water or broth in a medium pot. Add 1 tablespoon oil or butter, if desired.
  2. Cook: Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cover and simmer over low heat 20 to 25 minutes, until germinated brown rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Finish: Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Fluff with fork.

Makes about 3½ cups. Do not eat raw. Fully cook before eating.

Free Of
GMOs, gluten.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 Cup Dry (45 g)
Servings per Container: About 9
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories170
Total Fat1.5 g2%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g*
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium5 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate36 g13%
   Dietary Fiber2 g6%
   Total Sugars1 g
     Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein3 g*
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium5 mg0%
Iron0 mg0%
Potassium126 mg2%
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Organic germinated brown rice.
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For instance, a 400-calorie cupcake loaded with sugar and preservatives is less beneficial than a 600-calorie dish chockfull of avocado, black beans and other “real food.” The federal Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, at some point will require restaurant chains to list a calorie count for each menu item. Some restaurants already comply with the law. The calorie-counting rule also will be mandated for certain grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations, movie theaters and sports stadiums that sell prepared food. In May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration delayed compliance with the calorie-counting requirement until May 2018. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has complained that the calorie-counting rule, as it’s written now, is “unwise and unhelpful” and should be “more flexible and less burdensome.” In the meantime, Americans continue to debate the merits of slapping calorie counts on menus. Liza Baker, a health and kitchen coach, says she urges her clients to ignore calorie counts — or at least discount their importance. Instead, she recommends focusing on the origin of the calories that you consume. For instance, are you getting them from whole grains, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, or from white rice, potatoes and fried foods? “Although total calories is important, it is the balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat in those calories that is even more important, as it determines the hormonal response from that meal,” says Barry Sears, author of the “Zone Diet” book series and president of the Inflammation Research Foundation. Eboli does put some stock in calorie counts, though. She says they raise nutritional awareness among consumers, perhaps prompting some of them to skip calorie-laden muffins or deceivingly unhealthy salads in favor of healthier alternatives. Registered dietitian Jennifer Bowers says: “I love having the data at my fingertips. 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