Friday, 4 May 2012


  • Although the United States produces only one percent of the world rice crop, it is one of the largest exporters of rice.
  • Wild rice grows in marshlands and waterways from Manitoba to the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the few wild plant foods harvested and marketed in Canada.
  • The outer, most nutritious parts of the rice kernel are removed and fed to livestock when rice is milled.
  • Broken grains of rice are used for brewing beer.
  • We commemorate an ancient Asian fertility symbol when we shower bridal couples with rice.

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