Monday, 01 September 2014 16:17
What's In Store - New in Bulk
By Joe Damiano,
Bulk Department Manager
Volcano rice is a nutrient-dense and delicious heirloom food, and we have several beautiful varieties from Lotus Foods Rice.
Have you tried any of our Lotus Foods Rice? Volcano rice is a mineral- and antioxidant-packed blend of traditional aromatic West Java rices grown on volcanic soils rich in magnesium, manganese, and zinc — essential minerals so often lacking in modern diets. The blend includes nutrient-dense Sintanur brown rice, whole-grain red rice, and lightly milled red rice. It's reputed to restore vitality because of its high mineral, fiber, and antioxidant content. To make it even more appealing, Volcano rice cooks in 30 minutes! And its origins are appealing too, as it's grown by a cooperative of Tasikmalaya family farmers, one of the first co-ops in Indonesia to get the rice it produces certified as both organic and Fair Trade. Give Volcano rice a try and, while you're at it, check out our other distinctive varieties of Lotus Foods rices: Pink, Red Bhutanese, and Mekong Flower.
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