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Organic Forbidden Rice®

Now grown organically, our most popular rice is fabled to enrich health and ensure longevity. This medium-size heirloom rice is treasured for its delicious roasted nutty taste, soft texture and beautiful deep purple color. Extremely high in a class of flavonoid antioxidants called anthocyanins, Forbidden Rice® is also rich in iron and, according to Chinese herbal medicine, considered to be a blood tonifier. A striking presence on any plate, this once forbidden indulgence is now a wholesome everyday rice. It pairs beautifully with all cuisines. Use it steamed plain, in a pilaf, stir-fry, salad or pudding.

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Lotus Foods

Richmond, CA

Website: http://www.lotusfoods.com/

Lotus Foods supports sustainable global agriculture by promoting production of traditional heirloom rice varieties, many of which may otherwise have become extinct, while enabling small family rice farmers to earn an honorable living. In 2008, after 13 years in business, Lotus Foods embarked on an expansion of its social and environmental commitment by partnering with Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development. It embraced a new more sustainable methodology for growing rice called System of Rice Intensification, which enables the world’s most marginalized farmers to double their yields using 50% less water, 90% less seed, and no agrochemical inputs.

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