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Naturally Nutritious: Rice

Rice naturally contains no cholesterol, no trans fats and is low in sodium. Isn’t it time you got all the nutrition facts on rice?

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like, waxy substance found in the bloodstream and in all your body’s cells. Your body naturally produces cholesterol to build cell membranes, some hormones, and many other important bodily functions.

Rice naturally contains no cholesterol, no trans fats and is low in sodium. Isn’t it time you got all the nutrition facts on rice?
Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like, waxy substance found in the bloodstream and in all your body’s cells. Your body naturally produces cholesterol to build cell membranes, some hormones, and many other important bodily functions.
Learn more about cholesterol at the Canadian Health Network.
Foods that contain cholesterol typically are meats, poultry, fish, eggs, butter, cheese and whole milk. Foods like fruits, vegetables, cereals, plain rice and many of UNCLE BEN’S® flavoured rice products are free of cholesterol.

Trans Fats

We’ve all heard the news reports, trans fats are a “bad” fat. But is there such a thing as a good fat? Absolutely! In fact, these good fats are an important part of a balanced diet. Canada’s Food Guide recommends that you consume 30-45 mL (2-3 Tbsp.) of unsaturated fat per day. Unsaturated fats from vegetable oils such as olive, canola and soybean are recommended. The Guide also recommends that you limit consumption of butter, hard margarine and lard. This is because they contain higher amounts of saturated fat. Here are some other examples of where different fats can be found.

Type of Fat Some Common Food Sources
Polyunsaturated Fat Vegetable oil, fatty fish (e.g. salmon), fish oils, sunflower seeds and walnuts
Monounsaturated Fats Olive oil, canola oil, avocados, cashews, pecans and almonds
Saturated Fat Coconut, palm oils, butter and cheese
Trans Fat Traditionally found in hard margarines, baked products (e.g. crackers, cookies, donuts), fried foods and some snack varieties.

 
Visit our products page and review the nutritional facts labels to find UNCLE BEN’S® products with 0 grams of trans fat.
Source: Health Canada; It’s Your Health; Trans Fat section

Source: Health Canada; It’s Your Health; Trans Fat section