White rice: White rice (or milled rice), is the name given to brown rice after it has undergone the bleaching operation. This consists in removing the pericarp and the integuments which surround the seed in the karyopsis and are intimately united to it, as well as the germ (embryo). All that remains of the grain of rice is albumen, which is essentially made up of starch. The residues of the bleaching operation constitute the bran. Then the rice is polished (polishing operation) to give it an appearance ...
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