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Biodynamic Short Grain Brown Rice Organic


Biodynamic Short Grain Brown Rice is sourced locally from a biodynamic certified family farm with a passion for innovative sustainable farming.

The Slater family converted from organic to biodynamic growing 6 years ago. Biodynamic agriculture is essentially an advanced form of organic agriculture and works on the fundamental ecological principle that the farm is a living organism. The emphasis is on food quality and soil health and improvement of the soil quality is a high priority. Biodynamic farming adheres to guidelines that are even more stringent than those required for organic certification.

Biodynamic Short Grain Brown Rice still contains the two outer layers of the grain, the bran and the germ. This part of the grain contains most of the minerals and vitamins. Brown Rice is a good source of nutrients including dietary fibre, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, selenium and B vitamins.

Biodynamic Short Grain Brown Rice has a delicious, wholesome, nutty flavour and slightly chewy texture. Once cooked, serve this rice with savoury meals such as curries, stews and soups. You can also make rice into patties, add to salads or use in porridge instead of oats. Biodynamic Short Grain Brown Rice can also be milled into rice flour or made into a delicious rice milk! 

We recommend storing rice well sealed either, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight or in the fridge (for those in warmer climates).

Certified Organic: ACO Biodynamic

Country of Origin: Australia

May contain traces of nuts, peanuts, gluten, pollen and other allergens.

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