Yamaní rice has high nutritional value than other ordinary rice types. It is also known as short brown rice. I know you heard about it from somewhere or someone, then confused about what’s that “Yamani rice.” Or maybe sometimes you ate it or saw it somewhere else. So, do you know what exactly yamani rice is? Do you know what are the benefits of eating yamani rice? Let’s have a closer look at yamani rice.

What is yamani rice?

Yamani rice is a type of brown rice originating from Japan. It is whole-grain rice that is husked without processing or just a little processing. Whole grain means that the grain seed still has its main three parts: bran, germ, and endosperm. When we eat ordinary refined rice, we eat only endosperm. Refined rice removes its most nutritional parts, which are bran and germ.

So, the best part is when we eat yamani rice, we can get the whole nutrition of this rice since it is not processed. Yamani rice is the least refined of the red rice varieties. This is the direct nutritional difference between ordinary rice and whole-grain rice.

Yamani rice is relatively rough in appearance and has an oval shape as a whole. Mainly the color of yamani rice gets yellow. It’s because the bran and germ still contain in there. The rice grains are fat and thick but transparent or translucent. Its texture is hard.

Nutritional value of yamani rice

Just like other cereals yamani rice also has the most carbohydrates. Also, it contains protein, and these substances are helpful in providing body energy. Other than that, it contains mostly the complex of vitamin B and valuable minerals such as Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Zinc.

Also, it contains soluble fiber that plays a vital role in defecation. Since the outer layer of this rice is not processed, most of the vitamins, proteins, and minerals are contained in the outer layer.

Yamani rice nutritional composition per 100g

What are the benefits of Yamani rice?

01. An energy gain food

Yamani rice is rich in carbohydrates, proteins, and starches, which provide most of the energy to the body.

02. Provides vitamins and minerals

As I mentioned above yamani rice is a type of whole-grain rice. So it has more nutrients, and your body loves it. Yamani rice is helpful for digestion and carbohydrate metabolism.

03. Contains soluble fibers

Because yamani rice is unrefined food, it contains more soluble fibers. The soluble fiber stimulates intestinal health. Also, it can regulate the sugar and fat in the blood.

04. Stimulates defecation

Because yamani rice is whole grain, its husk and bran contain natural fibers. Natural fibers accelerate bowel movements and are helpful to the defecation

05. Satiety feeling helps to weight loss

Yamani grain contains its outer layer. It delays the digestion speed of the rice. Thus it will feel full in your stomach, and you don’t need to eat frequently. So it will help to achieve your weight reduction goals.

06. Can lower blood pressure

Soluble fiber and other nutrients contained in yamani rice can lower blood pressure.

07. Helps to detoxify

Yamani rice contains phytic or phytic acid. This substance especially helps remove toxins and poisons from the body. Therefore yamani rice is a useful detoxification food.

08. No extra buden for kidny

Yamani rice makes minimal burdens on the liver since it contains easily digestible starch. It can even eat kidney failure patients.

09. A gluten-free food

Yamani rice is a gluten-free food. It is helpful for patients who suffer from celiac disease, chronic diseases, and some types of cancers.

10. Can neutralize pH value

Yamani rice is not processed or just slightly processed. Therefore, the pH value has not changed because of its processing. It is one of the few kinds of cereal that have neutral pH values.

Yamani rice ready to cook


What is healthier yamani or brown rice?

Yamani rice and brown rice are both whole-grain rice. Since yamani rice is the least refined or less refined, it preserves more vitamins and minerals than that brown rice. When you look at it that way, yamani rice is healthier.

What is the difference between Yamani and regular rice?

Regular rice loses its properties in its refining process. There the weight is reduced by 30%, and 80% of unsaturated fats and 60% of its mineral and vitamins are also lost. But there is no refining process in yamani rice.


Sam Perera, Founder of Stethostalk, is a food safety follower and organic food lover. He has completed the PLANT-BASED NUTRITION Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. Before this, he worked for a few years in IT services. A dedicated follower of nature, he believes in healing with natural foods. In his free time, he loves Gardening, Blogging, and traveling.