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What are the safety concerns associated with using rice?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Rice is one of the safest foods available. The hypoallergenic (low-allergy) nature of whole grain, organic brown rice makes it a commonly recommended grain alternative. Rice is also not a food that is commonly contaminated by pesticides. Brown rice does contain moderate amounts of oxalate, but white rice does not, as the oxalate is contained in the bran of the rice. Individuals with a history of calcium oxalate-containing kidney stones should limit their consumption of brown rice.

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