Fun Facts About Rice


DID YOU KNOW?

The scientific name of rice is Oryza sativa. As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, especially in Asia. It is the grain with second-highest worldwide production, after corn.

Rice is the staple food for us Filipinos and for half the world’s population. It is hard to imagine a meal without a bowl of steaming rice in the middle of the dinner table.

Fried rice in the morning is a common sight on every other Filipino family’s dining table.

Rice is so common that we hardly give a thought on how it is produced. Many of us take it for granted that growing rice is just a simple task. Little do we realize that rice farming requires hard work that very few among us are willing to do.

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Content and Featured Photo courtesy of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Region VII, Central Visayas, Philippines

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