Canada’s native grain – wild black rice

Wild black rice is Canada's only native grain. It grows in cool, shallow waters from Lake Superior west to Ontario and Manitoba and into the neighboring U.S. states of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. . Canadian wild black rice is also called Canadian wild rice. Although its name is "rice", it is actually the seed of a North American aquatic plant.

Wild black rice is a natural food of some North American Aboriginal people and has a history of thousands of years. During the harvest season every year, they set up canoes and shuttle on the lake to harvest by hand. Because the processing of wild black rice requires a lot of labor costs, the price is higher than that of ordinary cereals. Canadian wild black rice is rich in nutrients. It contains protein, dietary fiber, a variety of essential minerals (including magnesium, phosphorus and zinc) and B vitamins (such as thiamine and riboflavin).

Main functions:
1. Reduce the risk of chronic diseases: Rich in antioxidants, it protects the body from oxidative stress and inflammation, helping to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.
2. Help digestion: Rich in dietary fiber, it plays an important role in maintaining healthy digestion, preventing constipation and promoting regular bowel movements.
3. Gluten-free: Canadian wild black rice is a gluten-free grain and can be eaten by people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
4. Weight management: Canadian wild black rice is low in fat and calories and helps control weight.