Health & Fitness

Rice advice: 5 types of rice and how they stack up in terms of nutrition value

A Japanese rice sommelier (yes, it’s a thing) schools us on brown rice, red rice and jasberry rice (also a thing!). Which type of rice is better for your diet if you're battling diabetes or high blood pressure? Find out
 

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Certified Japanese rice sommelier Yuichi Sato completed a training course learning about 300 varieties of rice in Japan.

Only about 50 people qualify each year, but you could say that undertaking the challenge was in Sato’s blood.

He grew up learning about rice from his grandfather, who was a rice farmer in Niigata prefecture.

He’s currently the managing director of Tawaraya Rice, which supplies rice to the top Japanese restaurants here.

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