Fun Facts About Rice


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.

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

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