To those who think rice only consists of brown or white varieties, or short, medium, and long grain varieties, you’re in for a pleasant surprise: not all rice is the same.
Some commercial rice is grown using organic methods, which means the growers put extra effort into making sure there aren’t any potentially harmful ingredients in any of their products. Along with offering types of rice cultivated using traditional methods, we are also proud to put our attention into growing organic rice. Our organic rice in Arkansas has been certified to be free of certain chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, and more.
We grow four organic types of rice that companies can choose from: organic long grain brown, organic long grain white, organic medium grain brown, and organic medium grain white.
We also grow non-organic/standard long grain brown, long grain white, medium grade brown, and medium grade white. In addition to this, we also grow some specialty products like brewers rice, seconds heads, rice bran, and rice hulls.
All of these rice types are grown and processed for other companies at the Arkansas River Rice Mill. Our facility is designed with customer flexibility in mind, whether a customer wants a small or a larger order. Our rice mill in Arkansas also focuses on flexible packaging solutions.
Organic rice has been determined to be healthier than traditional rice. This is because it doesn’t have any extra additives or chemicals, and consumers can enjoy natural vitamins and proteins such as magnesium and Vitamin B.
Plus, in the bigger healthy food picture, whole grains such as brown rice are also believed to be higher in fiber and healthier than other types of rice and even processed grains. Having a portion of rice with a meal can give a nice boost to your digestive system and also help you feel full faster – which means you won’t be as tempted to get another serving or overeat.
Health officials, including the American Heart Association, recommend at least 3 ounces of whole grains each day. Adults should have about 22-34 grams of fiber per day.
They also recommend that organic rice is a regular part of your diet. Along with better digestion, it can help lower the risk of heart disease and aid your immune system.
For more information or questions, contact us for all things rice.