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Is brown rice syrup the same as rice syrup?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 18, 2011 at 11:58 AM

I've never found "white rice syrup", but rice syrup is occasionally offered up on PaleoHacks as a fructose-free way to sweeten things.

Is there actually a "white rice syrup" on the market? Any time I encounter rice syrup in the grocery store, on Amazon, or as an ingredient in something, it always seems to be "brown rice syrup", which I'd assume has some of the less-desirable elements that brown rice possesses, like phytates, etc.

Thanks for any advice.

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

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on August 19, 2011
at 10:30 PM

I just don't see any benefit to debating which sugar is better. Gotta be honest about what you're doing. I occasionally use honey or maple syrup, but I'm not going to trick myself into thinking it ain't sugar.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:55 PM

yah i'm not sure what to make of it. they do have one labeled 'brown' as well. they look identical though http://www.barryfarm.com/images/product/sugars/brown%20rice%20syrup.jpg

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:52 PM

isn't white rice really processed brown rice? perhaps the difference is just "when" the brown is removed?

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on August 18, 2011
at 04:35 PM

I love how the Amazon white rice syrup still says it's distilled from brown rice.

D5cde8031564f905260ce9aa7a1f5e2c

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:13 PM

I would hope so, unless you'd prefer that glucose to just hang around.

6da513ec59c25531127912318fbf27d5

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:06 PM

I don't know about phytates etc. But I do know every time I eat a food with brown rice syrup, I get terrible heartburn, etc very similar to the stomach ache I get from gluten (without the explosiveness).

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on August 18, 2011
at 12:07 PM

Rice syrup=brown rice syrup, don't think white rice syrup exists. Fairly certain rice syrup has no phytates

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:34 PM

I've only tried organic brown rice syrup, which tastes kinda like caramel.

White rice syrup does exist, it's just more rare.

But to me, they 'look' the same.

http://www.amazon.com/White-Rice-Syrup-22-oz/dp/B000NQFMIQ

http://www.ricesyrup.com/clear_rice_syrup.html

http://www.cnp.com/ingredients/clarifiedWhiteRiceSyrup.html

http://www.clearricesyrup.com/organic-clear-rice-syrup.html

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on August 18, 2011
at 04:52 PM

isn't white rice really processed brown rice? perhaps the difference is just "when" the brown is removed?

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on August 18, 2011
at 04:35 PM

I love how the Amazon white rice syrup still says it's distilled from brown rice.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on August 18, 2011
at 04:55 PM

yah i'm not sure what to make of it. they do have one labeled 'brown' as well. they look identical though http://www.barryfarm.com/images/product/sugars/brown%20rice%20syrup.jpg

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F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

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on August 18, 2011
at 03:15 PM

Too bad it still spikes your insulin.

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on August 19, 2011
at 10:30 PM

I just don't see any benefit to debating which sugar is better. Gotta be honest about what you're doing. I occasionally use honey or maple syrup, but I'm not going to trick myself into thinking it ain't sugar.

D5cde8031564f905260ce9aa7a1f5e2c

(1170)

on August 18, 2011
at 04:13 PM

I would hope so, unless you'd prefer that glucose to just hang around.

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