How Many Calories Are In A 1/2 Cup White Rice?


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There are approximately 100-120 calories in 1/2 a cup of white, medium grain cooked rice; however, this will vary depending on the type of rice used. Other nutritional information includes:

• 0.22g Fat
• 22.04g Carbs
• 2.1g Protein
• 288mg Sodium

Brown rice also has a similar amount of calories in than white rice approximately 110 calories per 1/2 cup with 2.5g of protein and 0mg of sodium and 0.9g of fat; however there is a slightly lower level of carbohydrates.

There is a higher amount of calories in jasmine rice, approximately 160 calories per half cup, but it is higher in protein (around 3g).

A food calorie is defined as the quantity of energy obtains from food; they are units of energy contained in the food and drink we consume. On average, a man should have no more than 2500 calories per day, whereas the figure for women is 2000 calories per day. A high calorie intake is associated with eating disorders, the main one being obesity, and a very small amount of calorie intake is associated with eating disorders such as anorexia. Eating as little fat as possible can help to reduce the risk of obesity.

However, it is not just calories that affect this, it is only correlational. You need calories to fuel your body for everyday activities to ensure you have as much energy as you need to complete daily activities adequately. If you intake too little an amount of calories over a long period of time then you are likely to lose weight, which may lead to an eating disorder and your immune system may become weaker as well as you not being able to perform everyday activities due to fatigue. If you rigorously exercise, it is advised you consume more calories than your recommended daily allowance as you are burning them off much faster.
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Anonymous answered
There are 103 calories in a 1/2 cup of white rice.
There are 83 calories in a 1/2 cup of wild rice.
There are 108 calories in a 1/2 cup of brown rice.

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