• which rice is better?
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    Which rice is better?

    Following the discussion on carbohydrate-rich foods, today’s discussion is all about rice. In particular, we aim to answer the question: which rice is better? What is rice? Rice is “the starchy seeds of an annual southeast Asian cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that are cooked and used for food” (1). Rice belongs to the grains and cereals, alongside bread, pasta, oats, etc. This are also commonly known as “carbs” or “carbohydrates”, even though fruits, vegetables and legumes are also rich sources of carbohydrates. Although rice originated in Asia, it has spread throughout history to other parts in the world. Many countries, such as Spain and its colonies, Italy and the US…

  • potatoes vs sweet potatoes
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    Potatoes vs sweet potatoes

    Potatoes vs sweet potatoes might be one of the hottest debates in the nutrition world. Jokes aside, many of people wonder which is better. “Are potatoes paleo?” might be one of the most frequently asked questions in the past 10 years or so. Potatoes and sweet potatoes – what are they? Both potatoes and sweet potatoes are root vegetables. Despite their name, they are not botanically related. According to Merriam-Webster online: Potato: “an erect South American herb (Solanum tuberosum) of the nightshade family widely cultivated for its edible starchy tuber” (1). Sweet potato: “a tropical vine (Ipomoea batatas) of the morning-glory family that is often grown for its edible tuberous…