There are two classes of NFA rice often seen in the Philippine provinces.
These are the regular milled and the well milled rice.
Regular milled NFA rice cost Php27 and a well milled NFA rice cost Php32.
The National Food Authority (NFA) however, clarified that both classes of rice
sold at Php27/kg. and Php32/kg are well milled.
Both classes of rice differs from milling degree.
The Php32.00/kg. is 15% broken and at least 85% headrice while the Php27/kg. is
25% broken and at least 75% headrice.
How well you know if the NFA rice you are buying is regular milled or
A regular milled rice has the following characteristics
Hindi gaanong maputi ang kulay
Mas marami ang naiwang darak (bran) sa butil
Nasa 20% to 40% ang naiwang bran streak (bahid ng darak)
A well milled rice has the following characteristics
Mas maputi ang kulay kaysa regular milled rice
Mas kaunti ang naiwang darak sa butil
Nasa 1% to 19% ang naiwang bran streak
The suggested retail price in NCR and greater Manila area for a local
milled rice is Php44.00/kg. while the suggested retail price for an
imported well milled rice is Php39.00/kg.