Monday, August 22, 2011

Puffed Rice (Murmura)

One cup of puffed rice contains 56 calories consisting of 1 percent fat. The protein content in puffed rice is 6 percent by volume, according to Fat Secret website. Puffed rice contains no cholesterol or sodium. The carbohydrate content is equal to 12.57 g, which is 4 percent daily value based on a 2,000-calorie diet. One cup of puffed rice supplies many minerals, including 16 mg potassium, 4.4 mg iron, 14 mg phosphorus, 1 mg calcium and trace amounts of zinc, copper, manganese, fluoride and selenium. B vitamins found in puffed rice include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, B-6 and folate, according to USDA National nutrition database.
Puffed rice is light and dry, ideal for obese people, as it is very low in calories and gives a feeling of fullness.
Puffed rice is high in iron and easy to digest.
It is an ideal and flexible snack food for a wheat and gluten-free diet.

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