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GABA Rice Has Health Benefits

by Eleanor Kurtus, PhD (11 December 2007)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What does GABA stand for?

The initials of the Japanese scientist that discovered this type of rice

Gamma-aminobutyric acid

Gamma and Beta acid

2. What are some health benefits of GABA rice?

It can help lower blood pressure and improve kidney function

It will stop cell death and increase sleeplessness

It helps prevent mice from entering the home

3. How is GABA rice made?

By boiling brown rice until grains puff up and start to sprout

By first heating brown rice under a 100-watt lamp and then putting it in water

By germinating brown rice in water under a heating lamp

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in being Healthy. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

Eat healthy

Resources and references

Author's Credentials


Shoichi, I. (2004). "Marketing of value-added rice products in Japan: Germinated brown rice and rice bread."  Retrieved from

Oh, C. H., & Oh, S. H. (2004). "Effects of germinated brown rice extracts with enhanced levels of GABA on cancer cell proliferation and apoptosis."  Journal of Medical Food

News in Science (2000). "Soaked brown rice is better for you." Retrieved from

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