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Arsenic in Brown Rice Syrup

February 21st, 2012

Research has been revealing that rice extracts arsenic from soil and can therefore be an unwanted source of arsenic in our diets whether or not the rice has been grown “organically”.  A consequence of arsenic in brown rice is that it is also showing up in brown rice syrup.  Rice syrups are commonly used in packaged foods that are formulated without cane sugar.  Understand, too, that rice syrup remains highly processed.  For people over 2 years old, honey is best option.  Maple syrup in small quantities is another OK option.  Read more here.