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Rice Wild Organic
Wild Rice Wild Rice Major Growing Areas: North America; but has a similar plant grown in Asia that resembles the North American perennial grass. Wild Rice Description: Wild rice, Zizania aquatica, is not a true rice. Rather, it is the hulled and unmilled grain of a"seedlinke" water plant. It is a cereal, but it is more similar to barley than to rice. Wild Rice Historical Basis: Wild rice is from a North American perennial grass that bears flowers above and staminate below and also contains a grain that is used for food. It was especially used by the Indians and is not gathered and marked as wild rice. Wild Rice Implications: It is used as a grain for carbohydrate content, usually along with long grain white rice, etc. to add variety and flavor. DescriptionZizania aquatica Origins This is really a aquatic grass which originated in the Great Lakes region. It use to be a stapel in the Chippewa and Sioux Indian diets. Composition Use/Sensory Qualities The strong strong woodsy flavor and chewy texture means it frequently used in combinations with other rices. Functional Properties/Characteristics Grades and Processes "Select" contains short broken grains "Extra-fancy" has uniform 1/2 inch-long grains. "Giant" has grains uniformly about 1 inch long. Source: Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified,