In many countries of the world, the rice is a staple food. Second, to maize, rice is consumed by more numbers of people in many countries. This leads to the larger production of rice in all over the world. In general, the common form of rice used by most of the people is the white rice. Apart from this white rice, there are some other varieties of rice are there. One such variety of rice used by the people of Nigeria is the Ofada rice. This rice is also known as the brown rice.
About Ofada rice
In today’s market, a lot of rice exporters export this Ofada rice to different parts of the world. This rice is not like the white rice instead it is available with rich nutritional benefits. The reason for this is, only the top layer of the rice is removed. This rice is considered as a whole grain just because of its superior nutrient content. This rice is slowly and surely gaining familiarity among the people and the reason for this is due to the health advantages this rice has over the normal rice.
In general, the Ofada rice is a local and unpolished rice of Nigeria. This is non-modified rice which is robust, short and brown in colour. This rice is planted in the Ogun state of Nigeria in larger number and some other parts of the Nigeria. This rice has a lot of health benefits associated with it.
Health benefits of Ofada rice
Rich in Fiber
An interesting thing about this Ofada rice is its high quantity of fibre. This fibre serves a great deal in improving the digestive system operation in the body. The fibre in the diet help in providing bulk to digested food in the small intestine.
Good for weight loss
Those who have the concern in their weight and those who want to reduce their weight can consume this Ofada rice. This is because this rice leads to high body metabolism that helps the body get rid of unwanted and excess fat. If this rice is taken during the daytime, it will give excellent results to the person
Rich in Vitamin B
This Ofada rice has more vitamin B contents like thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. Vitamin B is mainly known for its ability to help the body in the release of energy. Thus taking this rice will give them sufficient energy to the body
Good for type 2 diabetes
As this Ofada rice is whole grain rice it also helps in reducing high levels of cholesterol and reduces the chances of the onset of type 2 diabetes. This rice has the ability to control the sugar level in the body. Thus it reduces the increase of insulin in the body.
Good for cardiovascular
The rice is rich in selenium which prevents blockage of heart arteries due to plaque buildup. The tissues around the grain have been found to be very effective in acting against angiotensin II which is known to contribute to high blood pressure and atherosclerosis.Also, some research found that consuming this rice will reduce the chances of certain cancers like prostate and colon cancer.