What Are Rice Grains Separated From Chaff Called? Here's the answer!

Hello, friend Summarized! Do you know what is the name of the grain of rice that has been separated from the husk? Maybe some of you already know the answer, but some are still confused. So, in this article I will briefly and easily explain what grain, husk, and rice are. Listen to the end!

Rice Grain

Rice grains are the seeds of the rice plant which are a staple food source for most of the world’s population. Rice grains have an elliptical shape and are brownish yellow in color. Rice grains consist of several parts, namely:

  • Shell or outer skin , which serves as a protective grain of rice from pests and weather.
  • Chaff or bran , which is a thin layer under the shell that contains lots of fiber and minerals.
  • Endosperm or flour , which is the largest part of the grain which contains lots of carbohydrates and protein.
  • Embryo or seed , which is the smallest part of a grain of rice that functions as a candidate for a new plant.


Husk is a thin layer under the shell of rice grains which are light brown in color. The husks are usually separated from the rice grains during the milling process. Chaff has many benefits, including:

  • As a biomass fuel to produce electricity or heat energy.
  • As a raw material for organic fertilizer or compost to increase soil fertility.
  • As an ingredient in concrete or brick mixtures to increase strength and insulation.
  • As a material for making paper, cardboard, or textile fiber.


Rice is the name of rice grains that have been separated from the husks. Rice has a white or yellowish color and is elliptical in shape. Rice is usually cooked by boiling or steaming to make rice. Rice has several types, including:

  • White rice , which is rice that has been fully processed leaving only the endosperm. White rice has a soft texture and tasteless, but it also contains high sugar and calories.
  • Brown rice , which is rice that is only partially processed so that it still leaves some of the husks. Brown rice has a coarse texture and savory taste, and contains lots of fiber, vitamins and minerals.
  • Black rice , which is rice derived from a special rice variety that has a black color on its endosperm. Black rice has a chewy texture and sweet taste, and contains lots of antioxidants and anthocyanins.

Conclusions and answers

So, the answer to the question at the beginning of the article is rice . Rice is the name of rice grains that have been separated from the husks. Husk itself is a thin layer under the shell of rice grains which has many benefits. Hopefully this article is useful and adds to your insight about rice, husks and rice. Thank you for reading this article to the end! 😊

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