Rice is referred to as a common name for about 19 different species of annual herbs from the grass family. In spite of this, common rice is the only species of rice that is of any significance to human beings. Rice has been cultivated in south-east Asia for about 7,000 years and evidence of rice cultivation in eastern China has been found that dates back to 5000BC. Traces of rice cultivation have been found from a cave in northern Thailand that dates back to 6000 BC.
Rice cultivation naturally thrives in areas that are warm and offer sufficient moisture to the crop. The rice crop reaches the height of about three feet. The grain is produced at the top of the stalk. The white endosperm of the plant crop is layered by bran and surrounded by a brown husk.
Rice grains a commonly used as a source of human food. … Read More