Why is converted rice more nutritious than regular white rice?
It contains more Thiamine, Riboflavin, and Niacin than regular white rice.
The process of making converted rice causes the B vitamins in the bran and germ to enter the core of the grain.
This process is a 2000-year old technique started in India and Pakistan. The disease known as beriberi, in which nerves, digestive system, and heart become inflamed, reached epidemic proportion in Asia, but not in India and Pakistan. A deficiency of Thiamine causes beriberi. The white rice we buy is enriched with B vitamins however, converted rice contains more B vitamins.