Dataset of the levels of macronutrients, micronutrients, phytonutrients and bioactive compounds in brown rice and germinated brown rice (Oryza sativa L.), extracted from world-wide publications
A Scorpus and Google Scholar literature search was carried out to compile peer-reviewed publications describing the response of rough or brown rice to germination. The literature search focused on publications having in the title the following words: rice, oryza, germination, germinated, brown, sprout, sprouted. Thousands of articles were retrieved using these keywords. For inclusion into this dataset, an article had to (i) report the effect of germination on at least one rice chemical (called parameters in this dataset), (ii) describe the methods used for identification and quantification of the chemical, (iii) report control values for brown rice and (iv) describe the germination conditions and rice cultivar used. These criteria meant that review papers were avoided. In total, 117 articles were found with suitable numerical data (tabular or graphical) for 164 parameters grouped into classes of compounds. Results presented in graphs were digitized and measured to estimate the values. The sums for compounds belonging to the same class (e.g., total amino acids) were not calculated, but were taken directly from the publications. Non-detected compounds or enzymes with no activities were given the value zero. For each parameter, each selected article reports a mean control/baseline value for brown rice, and one or several mean values corresponding to different germination scenarios, including the soaking phase and post-germination elicitation treatments.