Brown rice has 248 calories per cup or 123 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates.
84% of calories in brown rice are from carbohydrates, 9% of calories are from protein and 7% of calories are from fat.
The majority, or 84% of the calories in cooked brown rice are from carbohydrates.
The carbs in brown rice are mostly in the form of dietary fiber, sugar and starch (6%, 1% and 93%)
. 1 cup of brown rice has 13% of daily values or 3.2 grams of dietary fiber.
- Dietary fiber: 3.2 g
- Sugar: 0.5 g
- Starch: 50.1 g
A small portion, or 7% the calories in cooked Brown Rice are from fat. Brown rice is very low in total fat
, with 2 grams or 3% of recommended daily values per cup. Most of the fat in brown rice are healthier unsaturated fats.
Brown rice is cholesterol free and trans-fat free
There is no significant amounts of
trans fat in brown rice.
- Total fat: 2 g
- Saturated fat: 0.5 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.7 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7 g
A source of omega-6 fatty acids, every cup of brown rice contains a total of 0.7 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in brown rice comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
Some other grains or pasta with similar calories to brown rice by weight: