African Rice (Oryza Glaberrima)
The cultivation of rice in Africa dates back more than 3,000 years. The African species of rice (Oryza Glaberrima) was grown long before Europeans arrived at the continent. Oryza Glaberrima, commonly called African rice, is one of the two domesticated rice species (the other is Asian Rice).
As a cereal grain, African Rice a staple food for a large portion of the world’s population, particularly in Africa. Packed full of nutrients, rice, is an essential grain that rich in nutrition, as well a great source of nutritional calories. More than one fifth of the calories ingested throughout the world by humans.
African Rice Health Benefits
African Rice is a low-fat food, composed of carbohydrates, with small amounts of protein. African Rice is naturally gluten-free; this makes it an ideal (and safe) choice for celiacs and those who are gluten intolerant. Consuming steamed white rice helps increase your intake of zinc. Diets high in zinc have been proved to support reproductive health, and it also boosts your immune system so that you can fend off infection. African Rice is also a great source of manganese, which activates some proteins needed for cell function. Manganese allows your body to receive energy from nutrients, boosts collagen production to support wound healing and acts as an antioxidant to help prevent cell damage.
All of our African Rice is unpolished! So what does that mean for you? Our rice is NOT stripped of its nutrients and is all natural!
African Rice provide a rich source of vitamins and minerals, to include:
- Vitamin B
African Rice Uses
- African Rices is used for nutritional purposes and as a go-to food source for people around the world.
- Cooking: African Rice is great on it’s own, and can be steamed or fried (after boiling). Additionally, African Rice pairs well with many of your favorite meals.
Naturalike African Rice
At Naturalike, we source all of our African Rice directly from the finest farms in Nigeria. We take the time to form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality product that we have become know to deliver. Enjoy!