Health & nutrition

Arsenic in rice

2017-07-26 20:21 #0 by: be vegan

I guess we eat rice about once every two weeks or so, but I'm thinking of skipping it all together. 

What about you guys?

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2017-07-31 07:33 #1 by: Tealover

I try to limit it to one - two times a week, partly becouse of the arcenic and partly becouse that rice (grown i water covered rice paddies) relices tons and tons of methan in the atmosphere .

But sadly I cant eat gluten so theres so few alternitives that fit my budget so for some time there will still be rice on my table

2017-08-01 16:39 #2 by: be vegan

You can boil the rice with lots of water and reduce some of the arsenicGlad

I'm going to cook my rice like I do pasta with lots of water from now on, I need to use up what I have and then we'll see.

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2017-08-02 08:56 #3 by: Tealover

#2 I do it that way too nowdays Glad

2017-08-17 09:56 #4 by: Evelina

I just watched a youtube video with a guy who says that you should let the rice sit in a bowl of water overnight and then drain it and cook the rice as usual. This helps reduce the levels of arsenic. 

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2017-08-31 12:37 #5 by: be vegan

#4 Ok, that's a good idea. I think I'll do both next timeWinking

Then I'm not buying any more. I like rice a lot, but not spiced with arsenic Straight faced

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