Wild Rice Nutritional Information
A generous serving of Wild Rice contains less than 50 calories. 100 grams (3¼ oz.) of uncooked Wild Rice has the following nutritional information:
Is there arsenic in wild rice?
In short, no. Despite the name, wild rice is actually an aquatic grass. This difference is important when considering that traditional rice is exceptional at absorbing heavy metals in its environment.
Wild rice is grown in free flowing lakes and rivers. Traditional rice paddies are subject to contaminants in their environment: heavy metals in ground water, fertilizers, and industrial run off.
Real wild rice grows wild in the clear lakes where we live. It is not genetically modified and has not been altered like most of the other grains available in the US. This wild rice requires just the right conditions to grow and only grows naturally in northern Minnesota and in Canada just north of us. The water has to be at a certain level, and it needs to flow slightly, but not too much, so that it would uproot the plants. The bottom of the lake needs to have rich humus, and the temperatures need to be like those you see in this area of the country. When given those conditions you are able to grow delightfully nutritious, healthy and natural rice that is actually a grass with large seed heads.
The wild rice we sell is 100% naturally grown unless it is labeled 'Cultivated'. Neither is certified organic wild rice in accordance with the USDA regulations since it is grown in the wild lakes and rivers of Northern Minnesota and Canada not on a certified organic farm.