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Dreamer266
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Hi  I have bee eating brown rice chips by Lundberg and also brown rice, yeast free bread by enerG and recently learned that brown rice can contain arsenic. I am highly chemically sensitive with extreme food sensitivities and just concerned since I am trying to make all this improve.
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There may be trace amounts of arsenic in rice...  I doubt there is enough to be sensitive to - especially if you haven't been feeling bad eating rice already...  

A certain amount of arsenic may be helpful to limit cancer...


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Rice from the southern states tends to be high in arsenic, because of the former agricultural practices (arsenic in chicken feed, and some of the pesticides used on cotton and other plants used arsenic). Lundberg Farms is based out of California, and should be much safer.




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One other thing, arsenic (and other heavy metals) tends to be much higher in volcanic areas and places with a history of smelting (huge problem in the Seattle area due to both). Try to eat healthier overall, with a wide variety of foods, and you should be better off in general (due to certain beneficial trace minerals helping crowd out some of the bad stuff).




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One particular problematic product is brown rice syrup used to sweeten nutrition bars and other "Natural Foods"


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Arsenic in rice associated with genotoxic effects:

http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/130722/srep02195/pdf/srep02195.pdf


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Thank you to all that posted. I did read all the links. I am definitely switching to other grains. I do react to brown rice chips and others but this doesn't mean its from arsenic since I react to many foods. My body has switched over to an autoimmune disorder where it sees mostly everything but a few veggies as a threat and reacts. This is normal for someone with extreme sensitivities.

None of the links mentioned wild rice so I am assuming its mainly brown rice and white to a lesser extent. I look for your suggestions on the types of rice you choose to buy? Thanks
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"Wild rice" is not actual rice. Wild rice comes from an aquatic annual grass (Zizania aquatic) bearing edible grain.

It does still contain Arsenic.


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Steps to take to remove more of the arsenic include 1) washing the rice until the water runs clear or as close to it as you can get, and 2) boil it like pasta, adding plenty of water.  Then strain it.  


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ok, I did more research this am and according to stats organic white basmati rice that you can get from target or trader joes from India has the lowest amount of inorganic arsenic than any rice so I might try this and wash it well.
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Quoted from Dreamer266
ok, I did more research this am and according to stats organic white basmati rice that you can get from target or trader joes from India has the lowest amount of inorganic arsenic than any rice so I might try this and wash it well.


Thanks for posting. There are lots of choices out there, it is just a matter of finding the best ones.






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