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    Old 11-23-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
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    rice cakes

    hi,

    lately im addicted to rice cakes, iv been eating the quaker brand ones, these also have corn in them and only contain 50 cals each.

    but are they good for you, do they have any nutritional benifits?

     
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    Old 11-24-2005, 06:44 AM   #2
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    Re: rice cakes

    stay,

    I've been buying them fairly regularly at a wonderful DOLLAR store in Manhattan called Jacks. THey are only 25 calories each, have NO corn in them, and are available in about 10 flavors...even NO-SALT SESAME, my favorite. Not Quaker but I don;t know the name...and I'm all out, alas!

    Sometimes they run out of it because the sell like rice-cakes , but I just LOVE them. And eating delicious, reasonably filling things with only 25 calories is WONDERFUL for both guilt and my waistline.

    As snack foods go, they are probably near the top in healthiness. But they aren't a substitue for meals because they contain very little protein...or ANYTHING for that matter. Probably comparable to NO SALT PRETZELS as a food.

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    Old 11-24-2005, 01:37 PM   #3
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    Re: rice cakes

    so do they actually contain ANY vitamins?

    rice itself is very good for you, well brown rice anyway, but im not sure if all of the vitamins are destroys during the process of making the rice cake....

    even just saying the word makes me wana go eat one.........

    ricecake, ricecake, ricecake YUM

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    Old 11-25-2005, 05:18 AM   #4
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    Re: rice cakes

    Well, like all grain products sold in the United States they MUST be enriched by law which means addition of Vitamins B-1, B-2, iron and a couple of other things and since about 1998 some folate.
    But that's just to keep people ALIVE who would be silly enough to try to live on a diet of RICE CAKES...
    Let's see, for my 2200 calorie diet that's 88 rice cakes per day...that could be tough.

    No, don't look to rice cakes for vitamins. In fact I wish they'd get the IRON out of these enriched foods; men, and women past menopause, don't NEED it, nor is it healthy for them!

     
    Old 11-25-2005, 07:41 AM   #5
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    Re: rice cakes

    i think they have little or no nutritional value, so don't look to them for that. however, they are a VERY low calorie snack, which can be good if you're trying to lose weight!

    ps - Quaker makes mini chocolate rice cakes that are SO good! they kind of taste like cocoa rice krispies! still super low cal too.

     
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    Re: rice cakes

    Too high on the Glycemic index (80) for my taste !!

     
    Old 11-27-2005, 05:25 PM   #7
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    Re: rice cakes

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    Originally Posted by Jonistyle2
    i think they have little or no nutritional value, so don't look to them for that. however, they are a VERY low calorie snack, which can be good if you're trying to lose weight!

    ps - Quaker makes mini chocolate rice cakes that are SO good! they kind of taste like cocoa rice krispies! still super low cal too.
    Exactly! No real nutritional value just a great low cal snack.

     
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