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Posts by tag: Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council

Unlocking wild rice’s health benefits

Posted on January 3, 2013, in Ag Innovation News

— by Jonathan Eisenthal photos by Rolf Hagberg Wild rice, the high-protein, high-energy cereal grain long revered by native peoples as a sacred and life-giving food, may be a significant source of beneficial compounds that could grow the commodity’s consumer base. In particular, early indications of the cholesterol lowering effect of wild rice, its potential […]

Native grain’s yields improve with new varieties

Posted on October 1, 2003, in Ag Innovation News

The grain Native Americans called “manoomin” was named “wild rice” by early North American fur traders because it looks deceivingly like rice. Actually, wild rice is a tall, blooming water grass – the only cereal grain native to North America. Wild rice has grown naturally for hundreds of years throughout the Great Lakes region. Since […]

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