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Re: Is uncooked brown rice digestible?

Date: Thu Apr 8 15:31:01 2004
Posted By: Gil Stoewsand, Faculty, Food Science & Technology, Cornell University
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 1080949179.Me

Uncooked rice is hard and cannot be easily chewed. This inhibits 
saliva action and the initial alteration of starch. Brown uncooked rice 
may have very little breakdown in the stomach and intestines and 
probably is mostly undigestible. One probably would see the intact 
rice kernels in their stool.

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