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Visual Reference Library - Rice
 R-8.0 Chalky Kernels

A                      B

Portion for Analysis: Not less than 25 grams


Whole or broken kernels of rice which, in cross-section, contain an opaque white or “chalk-like” area that encompasses one-half or more of the exposed portion.


Illustration shows from left to right:

  • Whole kernel (suspect)
  • Cross-section (confirmed)

NOTE: Kernel (B) provides an example of what constitutes a chalky kernel and is not intended to represent any visual standard.

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Last updated February 2013