Carbohydrates, the most important fuel for exercising muscles. Most carbohydrates are starchy and found in the white endosperm, which forms the main part of the rice. Eating carbohydrates are essential to a good health and can reduce risk of obesity.
Rice as an energy source
Rice is a low-fat complex carbohydrate that is quickly digested and rapidly made available to the muscles and other body systems and is therefore a perfect source of energy. Rice can play an important part in helping to achieve a healthy diet as it contains practically no fat and no cholesterol. Rice protein – when compared to that of other grains – is considered one of the highest quality proteins. It has all eight of the essential amino acids, the necessary building blocks for strong muscles.
Digestible and gluten free
Rice is one of the few cereals that is free from gluten and rarely causes unpleasant reactions or digestive difficulties. It is easily digestible therefore ideal and very suitable for babies, the elderly, sick and those who find eating difficult.
The fibre that comes from rice helps to prevent diseases of the large intestine and is necessary for protection against bowel and colon cancer and for lowering cholesterol.
Suppress the appetite
Basmati Rice is Low to medium GI. Standard long grain rice raises your blood sugar levels very fast (followed by just as abrupt a fall), but the unique structure of the Pure Basmati rice grain means it is more slowly digested and causes only relatively gentle rises and falls in your blood sugar. Scientists now believe that these slower releasing carbohydrates are better at suppressing appetite because they avoid fluctuating blood sugar levels, which can stimulate appetite. Eating lower GI foods has another secret plus point. By ironing out highs and lows in blood sugar it also keeps hunger under control, helping to control our weight.
No artificial colours, flavouring or preservatives
The Food Standards Agency recommends that we should eat no more than 6g of salt a day as part of a balanced diet. Tilda Pure Basmati contains no salt. The salt content in Tilda Steamed Basmati ranges from 0.3g to 1.1g per serving, equivalent to between 5% and 18.3% of an adult’s daily allowance. All Tilda products are free from artificial colours, flavouring and preservatives. They are also all suitable for vegetarians.