In the case of brown rice, none of the seven products obtains the rating “good” or “very good”, they are all “satisfactory” or worse. The reason for the low rating are the critical substances that were found in the rice. In addition to arsenic, mineral oil and cadmium, the laboratory also detects pesticide residues in many cases.
Experts are also finding increased traces of these pollutants in some basmati rice and long-grain rice. Nevertheless, these two types generally perform better than natural rice. Regarding basmati rice, two products are rated “very good” and three others are “good”. A basmati rice fails the test with the mark “insufficient”. There are also two test winners for long-grain rice. Two products are rated “good”. The rest here is satisfactory or sufficient.