There’s a new old grain in town. Wild rice—though not uncommon in consumers’ diets—is often overshadowed by other ancient grains. But don’t be fooled, wild rice has the nutrition, sustainability and general intrigue to make this underdog a fresh, trendy option to add to your product innovation.
IT’S WHAT TODAY’S CONSUMERS WANT
Ancient and whole grains continue to increase in popularity year over year, and wild rice fits the bill thanks to some unstoppable trends in the food world.
Consumers are showing a larger interest in locally grown food. Wild rice is an ancient grain, but one native to and harvested in North America, making its overall impact on the environment smaller.
There’s the growing tendency of expecting grains to everyday products, from breakfast burritos to salads and more, giving wild rice a life beyond a soups and sides. This versatility is just another reason to add more grains to your products.
PACKED WITH NUTRITION
Wild rice is a nutritional powerhouse that’s on the brink of getting the awareness it deserves. Just look at everything it offers:
All 9 essential amino acids: Wild rice has all 9 essential amino acids: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine.
Important nutrients: Wild rice is a good source of fiber, magnesium, molybdenum, phosphorus and zinc, and an excellent source of manganese and copper.
Rich in antioxidants: This gluten free ancient grain also contains vital antioxidants, including vitamins A and E.
FLAVOR + FLEXIBILITY
Beyond a rich and storied history, this supergrain has a unique flavor, color and texture that sets it apart from other rice and grains.
Few if any other grains offer the earthy, nutty, roasted flavor of wild rice. It stands up in richer, bolder applications, but also adds depth to simple flavors as well.
BETTER GRAINS FROM INHARVEST
Ready to add some grains? Let’s start with quality. Every variety of our wild rice goes through careful sourcing, extensive testing and thorough cleaning, so you know you’re getting the best in every batch. Take a look through your options to see for yourself:
Grade A+ – Prized for its long grains and ultra-upscale appearance.
Quick Cook Wild Rice – High quality and beautifully retained rich color, offers a nutty flavors and a remarkably reduced cooking time.
Grade A – This high-quality wild rice has a rich, dark color. It creates consistently beautiful dishes every time.
Crispy Wild Rice – Our crispy wild rice has a rich, complex flavor, maximum crunch and a striking appearance, wonderful for nutrition bars, snack mixes, and salad toppings.