Hi new here:) I'm not sure if this has already been covered, so sorry if I'm repeating topics. I just finished reading The Kind Diet and I'm so very excited. The one thing I'm concerned with though is the high amounts of arsenic in brown rice and rice products especially since I'm feeding it to my children. Alicia recommends brown rice frequently in her book. Is anyone else concerned? How much rice is safe to eat? Are certain brands better than others? Any ideas opinions would be helpful. Thanks!
Hi Allie, I called Ludenberg Rice in CA to find the answers. There is arsenic in the soil. Be sure to wash your rice very well prior to cooking it. A wire strainer works well. You'd have to eat a crazy amount of rice for the arsenic to effect you. Something like 40 cups in one day. Customer service can answer any further questions you have.
Hopefully the rice people will start testing their product and then putting something on their package that says 'arsenic free' but I'm sure there are some rice producers that are okay, you just have to find out which ones and where they grow their rice perhaps as I think it all comes down to location/soil quality due to past mistakes with chemicals.
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