All types of rice are high in carbohydrates. Most of its carbohydrate content is starch, but rice also contains small amounts of sugar and dietary fiber.Continue Reading
While all varieties of rice are predominantly made up of carbohydrates, the balance of starch and sugar to fiber varies in different types. White rice is lower in fiber than brown rice due to the absence of the fiber-rich hull. Red rice and black rice contain antioxidants not found in white or brown rice.
Despite its name, American wild rice is not a variety of traditional rice. Wild rice is lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein than other types of rice.Learn more about Nutritional Content
Most foods that are rich in carbohydrates or natural sugar can cause intestinal gas, including beans, whole grains, sodas and dairy products. Foods that contain certain amounts of lactose from milk, such as bread and cereals, may also cause gas.Full Answer >
Brown rice does not contain gluten. Other types of rice, including white, black, long-grain and wild varieties, are also gluten free. Glutinous rice, known for its sticky texture and sweet taste, is also gluten free.Full Answer >
White rice is low-fat and contains important vitamins and nutrients such as thiamin, niacin, iron and potassium. It is also a complex carbohydrate that is essential for natural energy. In the United States, milled white rice is fortified, as it loses a certain amount of nutrients during the milling process.Full Answer >
Wheat-free foods include butter, eggs, rice, ground almonds and olive oil. Food groups that contain primarily wheat-free foods include fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat. If a person has a wheat allergy, he should always consult a product's ingredients list before eating it, as ingredients change frequently.Full Answer >