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digestion of dry rice

Postby Guest » Mon May 30, 2005 3:00 am

if i was to eat a bowlful of dry rice could my body digest it?

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Postby Poison » Mon May 30, 2005 4:04 pm

Why not?
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Postby MrMistery » Mon May 30, 2005 7:24 pm

The answer to your question: NO!
Part of the deffintion of digestion is breaking down that something into something with smaller molecules. Dry ice is only melted since it is water in solid state. No chemical digestion, no digestion. But i think i am thinking to textbook
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Postby canalon » Mon May 30, 2005 7:35 pm

MrMistery wrote:The answer to your question: NO!
Part of the deffintion of digestion is breaking down that something into something with smaller molecules. Dry ice is only melted since it is water in solid state. No chemical digestion, no digestion. But i think i am thinking to textbook
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Dry Rice, not dry Ice, Andrew!
First I do not think that dry rice would be very easy to digest since the starch granules that made the rice would be extremely hard to humidify enough to allow enzyme digestion, that is why rice is cooked before use (gelate starch that start being digested in the mouth through amylases). Most of the rice would then go through your intestine before being degraded.

And to Andrew Dry ice is not solidified water, this is just Ice. Dry ice is the common name for solidified CO2. It cannot be digested more than ice, but it would certainly be a painful experience to eat some, since it is at around -60C. Not counting the effect of the sublimation that would make you feel kind of bubbly :wink:

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Postby MrMistery » Mon May 30, 2005 7:39 pm

It's settled.. I need to go to sleep. I have been up since 6 am and it seems i can no longer read very well. Good thing we have patrick :D
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Postby Poison » Mon May 30, 2005 7:56 pm

MrMistery wrote:It's settled.. I need to go to sleep. I have been up since 6 am and it seems i can no longer read very well. Good thing we have patrick :D


you do not take my reply into consideration? ok... fine...
a lot or a little, it will be digested...
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Postby b_d_41501 » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:57 pm

The funny thing here is I first thought it said Dry Ice as well. lol. Yes, the body WILL digest dry R-I-C-E. lol
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Postby Poison » Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:37 am

Dry ice: Solid CO2
I would prefer not to experience eating and digesting it... ;)
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