Is Brown Rice Flour Keto Friendly? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Brown rice flour is not keto friendly and has 29 grams of net carbs, 1 gram of fat, and 3 grams of protein per 1/4 cup serving. Because it is high in carbs and low in fat and protein, it can prevent you from reaching or maintaining ketosis.

Brown rice flour is a gluten-free flour made from ground brown rice.

It has a nutty flavor and can be used for baking, thickening sauces, or making noodles.

The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat, and moderate-protein diet that aims to put your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.

In ketosis, your body burns fat for fuel instead of glucose.

Brown rice flour has about 29 grams of net carbs, 1 gram of fat, and 3 grams of protein per 1/4 cup serving.

Based on these numbers, brown rice flour is not keto friendly and can easily exceed your daily carb limit.

Therefore, you should avoid or limit brown rice flour if you are following the keto diet.

Because it is high in carbs and low in fat and protein, it can prevent you from reaching or maintaining ketosis.

Whether you eat it or not, you should always choose organic brown rice flour that has not been treated with preservatives or additives.

Because it is more nutritious and natural than conventional or flavored varieties.

You can store brown rice flour in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to a year, or in the fridge or freezer for up to two years.

Do not store it in direct sunlight or near heat sources, as it can go rancid or spoil faster.

Finally, remember, brown rice flour is a healthy and versatile gluten-free flour, but it is not suitable for the keto diet.

If you are looking for a keto-friendly flour alternative, you can try almond flour, coconut flour, or flaxseed meal.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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