Is Brown Rice Gluten-Free?

Is Brown Rice Gluten-Free?

Yes, brown rice is gluten-free. Brown rice is a whole grain, meaning it has all its components intact on the inside of the shell: the bran, the germ, and the endosperm.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains derived from wheat like barley and rye. It is not present in brown rice or any other varieties of rice.

People with gluten sensitivity can safely enjoy brown rice as part of their diet.

Brown rice does not contain gluten because it comes from a completely different grain - meaning it is naturally gluten-free. This makes it safe for individuals with celiac disease or gluten intolerance to consume without fear of reaction or cross-contamination.

However, when purchasing brown rice, it is important to check the list of ingredients and make sure the specific brand of brown rice does not contain wheat or other grains that may contain gluten. Contamination with other grains that contain gluten can occur during processing and packing, so always double-check to ensure there has been no cross-contamination.

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Nalini Murthy

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