What is the nutritional information of jasmine rice?


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A 158 gram serving of cooked jasmine rice, approximately a quarter uncooked, has 205 calories and four calories from fat. Most of these calories come from carbohydrates, as jasmine rice has 45 grams of carbohydrates per serving. Jasmine rice has four grams of protein and two grams of sodium per serving. Jasmine rice proves two percent of the recommended daily intake of calcium and 11 percent of iron.

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Jasmine rice is a long grain rice, making it rounder and stickier than other varieties of rice. Jasmine rice has a flavor similar to popcorn and a slight jasmine smell, making it ideal to pair with coconut and seafood dishes.

Jasmine rice has a low fat content but still serves as a good energy and iron source. Jasmine rice has a very high carbohydrate count, making it an ideal meal or side dish when a body requires lasting energy. As muscles, nervous systems, brains and kidneys need carbohydrates to function properly, 45 to 65 percent of the daily calorie intake should be from carbohydrates.

Brown jasmine rice has two grams of fiber per serving, unlike white jasmine rice. This higher fiber content promotes healthy bowel function and blood sugar control. It also increases blood lipid profiles.

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