Tuesday, March 2, 2010

5 Facts about Rice Worldwide

1. Rice is produced on 6 continents: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

2. Burma consumes (per capita) the most rice per year - about 500 lbs.

3. 20% of the rice consumed in the United States is used in beer production.

4. More than 40,000 varieties of rice are grown worldwide.

5. Researchers believe rice may have been native to India.

Information found at:
"Facts About Rice."  Lotus Foods.  Web.  2002-2009.  http://www.worldpantry.com.