After harvest, the very first process that rice undergoes is de-hulling process. The outermost covering of the rice in gold or brown colour is called husk or hull, a protection layer of the rice against small microorganisms. After the de-hulling process, the whole rice is visible. Now, the edible parts of the rice is uncovered. The whole rice consists of bran, germ and endosperm.
Endosperm is the biggest portion of the edible whole rice. This is the starchy part of the rice that provides the most amount of carbohydrate.
Bran is the outer layer of the edible grain that is mainly known for its fiber, B vitamins, minerals and antioxidant. In Primera Rice, the bran layer is red.
Germ is famous for its healthy oil, B vitamins and minerals. In some cases, the germ is removed to increase the shelf life of the rice, but the loss of nutrients are incurred. Primera Rice has its germ intact giving full potential of health benefits for those consuming the rice.
Presence of all these three parts makes rice as a whole grain that improves the quality of our diet when we eat it.