Rice is a grass native to tropical and subtropical southeastern Asia and to Africa. Rice cultivation begun simultaneously in many countries over 6500 years ago. Two species of rice were domesticated, Asian rice (Oryza sativa) and African rice (Oryza glaberrima). Rice provides more than one fifth of the calories consumed by humans. The seed is a grain The word rice derives from the Tamil word arisi.

The grain contains a Rice Lectin.


Rice Bran is either beneficial or neutral for all [ABO Blood Group? blood types] and [Secretor Status? secretor status] to consume. It is a good alternative to wheat which is an avoid for many. Most people with Celiac Disease who have an immune reaction to glutens found in cereal grains, wheat, rye, oats and barley can tolerate rice.

Rice makes a good food choice because it is Rich in complex carbohydrates, contains all eight essential amino acids and is cholesterol and sodium-free.