1. Rice hulling process?
rice→ brown rice→ embryo rice→refined white rice
2. What is brown rice? Setback of brown rice.
Paddy rice grain is enveloped with layers of bran and husk, just like fruit is surrounded with a layer of skin. After removal of outer layers, we get brown rice. Brown rice retains its bran and embryo, thus brown rice is actually seed of paddy rice which is nutritious and possesses strong vitality which is 2-4 times higher than normal staple foods. The nutritious value of brown rice is high and easy to digest but it is surrounded with a hard outer layer, not only coarse in nature but hard to cook too.
3. What is embryo rice?
Embryo rice is a kind of rice which retains its embryo and other parts exactly the same as white rice. All nutrition of rice is concentrated in the embryo which makes up 2.5%-3% of the rice and yet retains 66% of nutrition, essentially the treasure of nutrients. Rice sold at supermarket is generally refined white rice with long shelf-life. Embryo rice is easily oxidized and its shelf-life is only 15 days, thus instant consumption after grinding is preferred. Embryo rice is highly beneficial in healthcare and widely consumed in Japan and Korea.
4. Embryo rice and its nutritious value?
Embryo rice tastes good, rich in fiber and helps to stabilize nerve components, mental condition and maintains an active brain. It is important to modern generation who is lack of sleep and consumes imbalanced diet.
Embryo weighs 2-3.5% of whole rice, represents essential nutrition of rice. It contains more than 2% of protein and fats besides multivitamins and micro nutrients needed by human body. The protein of embryo rice is made up of full range of amino acids and 70-80% of fats are non-saturated, natural vitamin E 2-3mg/g and plant cholesterol, oryzanol, coarse protein, unsaturated acid, folic acid, vitamins, enzyme etc. Long term consumption of protein will cause beriberi, mouth and tongue ulcer etc. Hence, this healthy and natural food is widely consumed in Japan today.
5. Benefits of Eating Embryo Rice?
|1.Helps to remove body toxin from the body |
2.Helps absorption of nutrients.
3.Cultivates good bacteria.
4.Construction of vitamins.
5.Fights harmful bacteria.
6.Shortens stool passage in the bowel and releases constipation.
7.Reduces internal bowel pressure.
8.Reduces cholesterol and lipids level.
9.Prevents and improves obesity.
10.Regulates BUN level.
11.Regulates blood glucose level.
12.Absorbs micro nutrients effectively.
13.Helps in body slimming.
6. Benefits of embryo rice to different groups of people?
Children – Insufficient Vitamin B, C, D and minerals among children would weaken their immunity, affects their physical maturation, causes kid obesity, poor IQ and memory etc. Nutritious embryo rice would satisfy the need of child physical growth and development.
Women – Women are born to look pretty. Embryo rice beautifies, moisturizes and rejuvenates skin. Frequent consumption of embryo rice makes you healthy and pretty.
Middle Aged – Due to daily stress and challenge at work, middle aged men tend to get exhausted easily, rice becomes their source of energy. Since white rice doesn’t contain vitamin B1 and E, prolonged consumption of white rice would cause Vitamin B1 insufficiency diseases such as beriberi, after birth fatigue, mental stress, dizziness, limb numbness etc. Anti-oxidant in Vitamin E would regulate cell function, balance body enzyme, strengthen our body, booth durability and memory.
Elderly – Embryo rice prevents high lipids, hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes, constipation etc. It contains soluble plant fiber which helps to promote peristalsis and release constipation. Stimulation of carcinogen against bowel could be reduced then.
Pregnant Women – Pregnancy nutrition is vital to moms-to-be. The best prevention approach is to consume more foods with vitamins. Vitamin E promotes blood circulation in the womb and helps to prevent abortion. Embryo rice, bean, egg, sesame, spinach etc are rich in Vitamin E. Rice is the staple food which supplies Vitamin E conveniently. Vitamin B1 in embryo rice is 2.5 times higher than that in normal rice. Vitamin B2 is about 1.7 times higher. However, please bite and chew properly during rice consumption to promote digestion and reduce gastro-intestinal energy loss. In Japan, embryo rice is widely consumed and there is no record of malnutrition in their maternity hospitals. Japanese who was known to be short has also surpassed our nation on their average height today. In Taiwan, most families take embryo rice too, babies are born healthily.
7. Why embryo is known as nutrition treasure in rice?
Embryo is the most vital center of rice. As we know, embryo is the part where new life starts and various nutrition of rice is found. Embryo is rice in protein, starch, dietary fiber, multivitamins and biological active matters. It also contains micro elements such as calcium, iron, zinc, selenium etc. Chemical analysis shows that embryo contains plant protein 20.8%, fats 20.7% and every kg of embryo contains 14.5g Vitamin B, 23.6g Vitamin B and 3.7g Vitamin E. Hence, embryo is the nutrition treasure of rice.
8. The history of embryo rice?
As we know, Japan is a country with longest life span in the world. Recent study showed that Japanese life span for man has reached 81 years and woman 86 years. The major reason is Japanese consumes fresh embryo rice daily.
In Japan, price of embryo rice is 25 times higher than the price of normal rice in the country. Each bowl of rice costs 600 yen at restaurants in Japan, about RM25, but additional small dishes is free. So, we can see that fresh rice diet has provided a balanced nutrition in Japan, essentially the major cause of longevity among Japanese.
In our daily life, we eat fresh seafood, we rush to market every morning for fresh vegetables. The reason is fresh food reserves the nutrition well and tastes much better. Our daily staple food -- rice, don’t you think it should be fresh as well? Yes, we need fresh rice to keep healthy and longevity.
9. The development of embryo rice overseas?
After World War II, in the midst of natural diet trend, there were various types of rice consumed. Anyway, only in the past 30-40 years, embryo rice consumption was discussed about seriously.
In 1910, a well known professor from University Of Tokyo discovered Vitamin B. He managed to extract bran juice from bran which prevented and treated beriberi. However, due to technological shortage, he was unable to crystallize the material into pure substance and therefore no recognition was given. Until 1929, Vitamin B1 was crystallized and extracted, a few experiments were conducted and it was found that animals fed with embryo rice became healthier and more active. Chance of getting beriberi was low too. Hence, from the comparison between active ingredients of embryo rice and white rice, it was clearly shown that embryo rice was the winner. Embryo rice has since become the main staple at medical centers, schools and universities, army camps and so on in Japan. In 1929, after trying embryo rice, the navy suffering from beriberi had reduced to 1/5. Studies on Vitamin B thereafter had led to the wide consumption of embryo rice in Japan.
10. The benefits of long term consumption of embryo rice?
Studies in Japan and Korea indicate that long term consumption of embryo rice would promote healthy development of human body, maintain skin nutrition, reduce cholesterol, burn fats, reduce blood pressure, control diabetes, ease constipation and reduce the occurrence of cancers. Health awareness is increasing nowadays and more attention is given to various types of health supplements. The launch of embryo rice in the country has undoubtedly simplified the approach of healthcare.
11. Why instant grind and sell rice is freshest?
Traditional way of rice consumption requires paddy rice to be pressed, squeezed, ground, hulled and further storage and transport before reaching our dining table. Some unethical merchants have actually bought rotten rice to reprocess and remarket. Industrial oil such as bleaching agent, fragrant and polishing agent are added to make the rotten rice looks ‘new’ and shine. Rotten rice contains high level of aflatoxin which causes cancers of different organs. The increase of cancer, diabetes and various chronic diseases in these years is the evident.
12. What is the misconception of diet in our country?
For the past 10 years, we thought rice should be as white and as fragrant as possible but in fact this is a serious misconception. The rice ordinary people eat is usually old rice and low quality rice. Why? It’s simple, any good quality rice would get old after 2 months, its taste and smell would get worse and later on becomes porous and infected with fungus and bacteria etc. Bulk production is emphasized in rice processing and keeping of rice nutrition is not the priority.
13. Why does white rice do more harm than good?
Rice grain is made up of rice husk, bran, endosperm and embryo. After hulling process, rice grain becomes brown rice and further grinding process removes its bran and embryo, white rice is obtained. It is then polished further to become refined rice. This involves multiple stages of processes. The more it is refined, the less nutrition is remained. Basically, refined white rice is endosperm, its vitamin loss is more than 60%. Lysine and Threonine are lost substantially too. If consumed long term without other supplement, one would suffer from vitamins insufficiency, beriberi, nerve inflammation, mouth ulcer, keratitis etc.
14. What does it mean by eating rice scientifically is more beneficial to health?
Young generation today don’t eat brown rice but refined white rice and noodles. They never know that long term consumption of refined white rice and refined noodles would cause vitamin insufficiency, they might suffer from beriberi, polyneuritis etc. Breast feeding mothers eating refined white rice and noodles would cause their babies to have beriberi too. Insufficient dietary fiber intake would cause rectal cancer, high cholesterol diseases, diabetes and constipation, hemorrhoids etc.
15. Fuctions of nutrients found in embryo rice?
Embryo rice is rich in Vitamin B1. Vitamin B1 is essential for sugar metabolism, insufficiency causes low appetite, digestive disorder, fatigue, limbs numbness, edema or even heart enlargement etc.
Vitamin B2 & B6:
Vitamin B2 in embryo rice helps in child development, Vitamin B6 is vital for protein metabolism. Vitamin B2 boosts children’s growth and development. Prolonged Vitamin B2 deficiency not only affects children’s growth but causes lip sores or tongue ulcer, irritated eyes that easily tear under dim light and even become swollen in serious case. Insufficient B6 causes seborrheic dermatitis in eyes, mouth, ears and nose. In serious case, low hemoglobin or decreased red blood cell types of anemia may be resulted.
The richest vitamin in embryo is Vitamin E. Ovulation and fertilization occurs in woman with Vitamin E deficiency. However, the fetus doesn’t develop fully in the womb and easily aborted. For man, Vitamin E deficiency causes abnormalities in reproductive system and sperm production would be affected. In a nutshell, Vitamin E is very important to men and women reaching puberty.
Medical scientists have proved that unsaturated fat prevents arteriosclerosis long time ago. It reduces blood cholesterol level significantly.
Calcium is essential to teeth and bone development among babies and adolescents. Sufficient intake of calcium during younger ages would prevent osteoporosis, especially in women after menopause.
Chromium works with insulin in the metabolism of sugar. It helps to prevent low blood sugar diseases, hypertension, avoids and soothes diabetes symptoms and reduces the rate of coronary heart diseases and stroke among diabetes patients.
Selenium helps to suppress outbreak and metastasis of cancer. It also helps to prevent coronary heart diseases and myocardial infarction. Besides that, it is effective in the prevention and control of hypertension, arteriosclerosis, cataract, rheumatism, bone nutrition diseases and lethargy. It also prevents the formation of free radicals.
Zinc boosts immunity or body defends against diseases and infections. It also helps to prevent prostatitis and mental disorder in elderly men. Zinc is also important to the stability of blood condition and pH balance in the body.
Potassium is vital to human life. It works with sodium in controlling body osmosis and regular heart beats. Imbalance potassium and sodium in the body would damage the nervous system and muscular functions. Insufficient potassium will cause constipation, edema and even heart attack and hemiplegia.
16. Why do we have to remove the outer layer of brown rice where the nutrient is found?
The outer layer has to be removed because it can cause indigestion especially if ones suffering from gastric problem.
17. I have been taking brown rice, why should I take embryo rice?
Brown rice is good for health but the nutrient of embryo rice will be easily absorbed and it tastes much better than brown rice.
18. What can I do with the Bran?
The bran can be mixed into beverages and used for baking and cooking.
19. Where is this Machine from?
This Machine is equip with Japan’s Technology but made in China because the labour’s fee are cheaper.
20. Can I grind white rice?
No. There is nothing left on your white rice but carbohydrate.
21. How much water do I have to put in to cook embryo rice?
1 cup of water to 1 cup of rice. If you prefer your rice to be softer, then add 1 ¼ cup of water to a cup of rice.
22. Do I have to soak embryo rice before cooking?
No. You can cook immediately.
23. How much water do I need to cook porridge?
10 cups of water to 1 cup of embryo rice.
24. How long can the bran last?
If you intend to keep it longer, then we would advice you to preheat it for about 5 minutes and store it in an air tight container.
25. Can I buy embryo rice from the supermarket?
No. Embryo rice cannot be found in store because it will be easily oxidized. It is highly recommended to consume embryo rice immediately after grinding.
26. Can I steam embryo rice? How much water do I need to add in?
Yes, embryo rice can be steamed and you need to add 1 ½ cups of water against 1 cup of embryo rice.
27. How to maintain Embryo Rice Machine?
There are 11 steps of maintainence as follows:
28. What is the highest temperature for Pressure cooker? Can plastic withstand this?
SUGAWA Multi-Function Microcomputer Pressure Cooker’s seal ring is not made of any ordinary rubber but food grade silicone rubber which has high performance in absorption, stability to heat and chemically stable. It is not soluble in water or any solvent, non-toxic, odourless and mechanically stronger. The silicone seal ring is explosion proof, it stands the working pressure of the cooker, i.e. 160 to 280 kPa and extreme low and high temperature between -70ºC to 350ºC, not any low quality seal ring could replace it. Please refer to certification below for the material examination of the silicone seal ring.
Material examination of the silicone seal ring