There are more than 40,000 varietes of rice.
A single seed of rice would result in over 3,000 grains.
Rice is grown in almost every part of the earth except Antartica.
If stored properly, uncooked white rice can remain fresh and edible for 10-30 years..
Rice has minerals and antioxidants that keep the skin soft and smooth.
The Great Wall of China was built with rice.
Oryza sativa is the scientific name for Asian rice.
Honda means “the main rice field” in Japanese. Rice is naturally gluten free.
Rice is naturally gluten free.
Rice cultivation needs approximately 5,000 liters of water to produce 1 kilogram of rice.
African rice has been cultivated for 3500 years.
Rice provides 20% of the world’s dietary energy supply.
Asian alone both produces and consumes more than 90% of the world’s rice.
Africa is one of the oldest rice producers after Asia.
Rice is currently cultivated in more than 100 countries.
All white rice came from brown rice.
September is national rice month.
The botanical name for African rice is Oryza glaberrima.
Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world.
Farmers need to produce 70% more food than today to feed the world’s growing population by 2050.
An acre of land is about the same size as a football field.