O LIKE Oryza Sativa
Origin:Asia and more specifically China around 5,000 BC, even if the oldest varieties date back to 15,000 years on the hills of the Himalayas. Today, rice is a “food” for half of the world’s population.
Particular signs: Amongst all cereals, it is the most complete food: 100 g equal to about 330 kilocalories. Gluten free, it is rich in vitamins, fibers and mineral salts. Rice is also highly digestible.
Harvested:Depending on the variety, rice needs to grow between three to eight months before being harvested. Under ideal weather conditions, such as in warm and humid tropical climates, it can be harvested up to 3 times a year.
Notes:In Europe, Italy is the main rice producer.
Rice is naturally gluten free.