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Rice Grain Composition

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* “Length of Grain” refers to the whole milled kernels of milled rice.

  • Whole Kernel: Husked or milled kernel without any broken part, or part of kernel with a length greater than or equal to nine-tenths of the average length of grain.

  • Head Rice: Kernels of milled rice of not less than 8/10 of the average length of grain.

  • Large Broken: Kernels of milled rice of less than 8/10 and not less than 5/10 of the average length of grain.

  • Small Broken: Broken kernels of milled rice of less than 5/10 and not less than 2/10 of the average length of grain.

  • Chips: Broken kernels of milled rice of less than 2/10 of the average length of grain