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Caption for March 2008 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Health-Promoting Foods: From ARS to You!" Rice with less phytic acid (the top two specimens below) can enhance human absorption of minerals. 

Caption for September 2002 Agricultural Research magazine article, "New Rice Could Benefit Malnourished Populations." Bottom: Parent variety of rice with normal phytic acid. Middle: The new low-phytic-acid variety. Top: The new variety given a gene for golden hull color to help identify it.


Photo by Scott Bauer.

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