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Organic Rice Bran (Nuka)
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Raw organic rice bran. Vacuum packed to retain freshness.
Rhapsody rice bran is created as a by-product when we make koji. We polish certified organic brown rice slightly to remove the outer bran, yielding rice bran. This is necessary in order for the koji mold culture to penetrate the koji rice properly. As we only produce rice bran when we make koji we have a limited supply.
Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Ingredients: 100% Organic rice bran
For long-term storage keep refrigerated.
Traditionally rice bran (nuka) is used in Japan for pickling vegetables and fish. It is lightly toasted to stabilize it and prevent rancidity. Nuka is a nutrition powerhouse: high in iron, B vitamin, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc, among others. Once converted to a pickling medium by toasting, adding salt, water, and vegetables, the resulting fermentation itself generates Lactobacillus and other beneficial organisms.
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