Organic Forbidden Rice®

Lotus Foods
$5.49

Product of China.

For increased health and longevity. Legend tells us that this ancient grain was once eaten exclusively by the Emperors of China. Lotus' 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. Forbidden Rice® contains a class of flavonoid antioxidants called anthocyanins and, according to Chinese herbal medicine, is considered to be a blood tonifier.

Forbidden Rice® is grown organically for Lotus on hundreds of small family farms in the Black Dragon River (Heilongjiang) region of China's sub-arctic Northeast provinces.

Net Wt. 15 oz.

100% Organic Black Rice.

  • Certified Organic
  • Non GMO Project Verified
  • Gluten-Free
  • Vegan
  • Certified Kosher

Established in 1995, Lotus Foods is a specialty rice company that has pioneered the introduction of exotic rice handcrafted on small family farms in remote areas of the world such as Bhutan, Bangladesh, and China, into the US market. Each rice varietal is distinguished by its terroir and treasured for its distinctive cooking quality, taste, texture, aroma, color, and nutritional value. Lotus Foods was founded with the intent and vision to support sustainable global agriculture by promoting production of traditional heirloom rice varieties, many of which may otherwise have become extinct, while enabling the small family rice farmer to earn an honorable living. Lotus Foods is the only US-based company with the unique vision and commitment to seek out small family rice farmers in developing countries and provide them a means of economic support through access to a global and sustainable marketplace economy.

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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