Does wild rice contain the same levels of arsenic as brown rice?

I eat rice 2 or 3 times a week. When i go out to eat, I eat brown rice. When I make it at home, it is generally a wild rice blend. Does wild rice contain the same levels of arsenic?

Rick / Originally posted on Arsenic in Rice


Wild rice appears to have levels of arsenic comparable to regular rice, whether sourced from China, sold in the U.S., or specifically from Wisconsin.

For more on the arsenic and rice story, see my blog post How Much Arsenic In Rice Came From Chickens?, which references my video Arsenic in Chicken and prior post about Dr. Oz, Apple Juice, and Arsenic. Recently, Consumer Reports vindicated Dr. Oz’s concerns about the unregulated levels of this toxic element in juice.

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Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial. Currently Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

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