Fragrant Rice VS White Rice


So what’s the difference between Fragrant rice and White rice?

Basically, Fragrant rice and White rice are both varieties of the richest carbohydrate food under the rice family. However, these two terms should not be
used interchangeably because there are still notable differences between them.
They both are different in their color and other characteristics, making them two very different varieties of rice.

Summary Table

Fragrant Rice White Rice


Can either be fully or partially milled

Either white or brown in color, depending on the milling process

Contains vitamin B, along with other essential nutrients and antioxidants

Completely milled


White in color



Lacks vitamin B and other essential nutrients


Refined white rice has a higher glycemic index than other types of rice, meaning it breaks down into glucose (sugar) much more quickly after being eaten. Foods with a high glycemic index can increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. A Harvard study showed that eating five or more helpings of white rice per week increased the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 17 percent.

The World Health Organization recommends avoiding White Bread and White Rice if you want healthy nutrition.