- Volume 19 Issue 4
The mineral contents of Japonica(34 varieties) and J/Indica(25 varieties) brown rices sho-wed that phosphorus an magnesium contents were statistically different. However iron and magnesium contents were significantly different between Japonica and J/Indica milled rices. The coefficients of variance for minerals of brown and milled rices were lowever in J/Indica than Faponica Barieties. The contents of calcium magnesium iron copper manganese and zinc of Japonica brown rices were positively correlated with those of milled rices. on the other hand J/Indica brown rices had a positive correlation with milled rices in calcium copper manganese and zinc and a negative correlation in iron. Milled rices of both Japonica and J/Indica varieties showed similar results in terms of correlation among minerals.