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Optimising rice processing & cooking to remove arsenic & starch from its life-cycle

Rice is a primary carbohydrate staple but is high in carcinogen inorganic arsenic (Asi) & soluble starch


The former is a chronic carcinogen and the latter is a causative agent for obesity & diabetes in high rice consumers. The innovative objectives here using simple changes to grain industrial parboiling processing & domestic cooking to simultaneously remove Asi & soluble starch & to improve the health of the consumer, whilst ensuring that processing water waste produced is also low in Asi.


Project lead

Andrew Meharg
Andrew Meharg

Queen's University of Belfast