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

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.

Partners

EPFL (SWISS POLYTECHNIC FEDERAL SCHOOL)
Queen’s University of Belfast
BÜHLER

Project Lead

Andrew Meharg
Institution

Queen's University of Belfast

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