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Arsenic eyes rice nutrients

http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/arsenic-eyes-rice-nutrients Author(s): Biplab Das Date: Aug 15, 2012 The heavy metal can disrupt amino acid synthesis in the grain CIATARSENIC accumulation in rice is something that is largely unexplored. A study has now found that the heavy metal can disrupt amino acid synthesis in the grain, a staple diet for many. This can reduce the levels of essential and non-essential amino acids found mainly in rice which are essential for a healthy life. Essential amino acids like lysine, phenylealanine, histidine and methionine not only improve digestion, stimulate hormonal release and enhance memory, they are also the building blocks of all proteins. Deficiency of glutamic acid, a non-essential amino acid, has been linked […]

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