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Rice seed

Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or less commonly Oryza glaberrima (African rice). The name wild rice is usually used for species of the genera Zizania and Porteresia, both wild and domesticated, although the term may also be used for primitive or uncultivated varieties of Oryza.

What are rice seeds?

Rice is a small edible seed that is cultivated from grain plants around the world. It nourishes billions of people each day, and thousands of varieties exist.

Which rice seed is best?

Ayurveda considered red rice (rakta shali) the best among the other rice varieties, due to desirable property as they had the power to redress the imbalance in the tridosha or humours whose imbalance in the body causes various types of diseases.

Published Date: August 23, 2023

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