A common mistake when cooking rice, which can be costly
• A common mistake when cooking rice, which can be costly for
Of poor students to fine sushi tsenitelnits and hikes in the Japanese restaurant - it is difficult to find someone very, very indifferent to the rice. Which is understandable: the rice side dish is easy to prepare, budget and for mercy to the figure. But not everything is rosy. On average, every third person is allowed during cooking rice the same mistake. And it can do too much.
Bad news for all sushi lovers and "Japanese" diet: in the foreign rice can contain a high percentage of arsenic. This was reminiscent of British service BBC. Over the past three years, the cases of poisoning with this potentially toxic element. Among the leaders of the sad statistics - Bangladesh, where arsenic contaminated with a significant portion of the drinking water. The result was the growth of cancers, cardiovascular problems and developmental delays in children.
And here the figure? And despite the fact that in the countries of Asia, the culture is grown at a shallow layer of water, arsenic, from which constantly nourishes the soil and, as a consequence, do rice grains. That is why the content of arsenic in rice is almost 20 times higher than in other cereals.
It sounds ominous, but in fact, the British researchers did not see a threat to adult health if rice consumption is reduced to two or three servings a week. However, children remain in a potential risk: it is proved that an overabundance of arsenic in the child's body can lead to delays in growth and development, as well as a decrease in immunity.
But to reduce the risks to a minimum possible. Alas, simple cooking rice will not be enough. Average boiling destroys all traces of arsenic in the product. "Neutralizing" Figure you need special rules.
To clean the rice from arsenic, experts advise necessarily soak it overnight in pure water. After cooking in a ratio of 5 parts water to 1 part of rice. This method removes 80% more arsenic than conventional cooking.
Secure the proportion of water and rice: 5 to 1.