Unlike white rice, wild rice retains unsaturated fatty acids, protein, minerals, and vitamins that are usually removed during extensive polishing. African wild rice is eaten as food and taken as medicine.
African Wild Rice Health Benefits
Wild rice provides a rich source of selenium. Selenium reduces the risk of developing many common illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis. High in magnesium,one cup of wild rice provides 80% of our daily manganese requirements. Manganese helps the body synthesize fat and also benefits our nervous and reproductive systems. The fiber content of wild rice regulates digestion and also makes you feel full, reducing your caloric intake. Studies have shown that African wild rice promotes weight loss. Wild rice also provides a rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants defend the body from damage caused by harmful free radicals. Studies link free radicals to many deadly diseases such atherosclerosis, cancer, and other serious medical conditions. African Wild Rice provides a rich source of:
- Vitamin B-6
African Wild Rice Uses
Wild rice is a great addition to your favorite soups, casseroles, and as a nutritious side dish.
Wild rice is used to treat diarrhea and an upset stomach. Red rice reduces fluid retention and is used to treat intestinal worms, jaundice, burns, nosebleeds, fever, vomiting, swelling (inflammation), paralysis, hemorrhoids, psoriasis and other skin conditions.
- Wild rice is used as an appetite stimulant, drying agent (astringent), a soothing agent (demulcent), and can be made into a medicinal tonic.
Naturalike African Wild Rice
At Naturalike, we source all of our African Wild rice directly from the finest farms in Nigeria. We form close relationships with local African farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality products that we have become known to deliver.