Fun Facts

...about RICE of course!

  • rice around the world

    • Rice has been feeding us for over 7,000 years. The first rice cultivation is hard to pin down, but is thought to have originated in the region stretching from southern China across Thailand and Burma to Assam.
    • In Myanmar (formerly Burma), the average person consumes around 310 pounds (140kgs) of rice a year. In Canada we only average 18 pounds (8kgs) per person, per year due to a much more diversified diet.
    • In India, rice is associated with prosperity and with the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi.
  • Rice in your shoes

    Placing rice inside your running shoes overnight helps absorb unpleasant odors, dampness, and moisture!
  • Save your phone!

    Dropping your phone in the pool, toilet, a puddle of water, spilling tea on it - the possibilities for liquid disasters that are known to destroy phones are endless. However, we're here to help you save it. Turn off your device immediately and place in a jar, box or bag of rice for 24 hours to salvage it through absorption. You might just save the phone.
  • Rice at weddings

    The tradition of showering newlyweds with rice came from an ancient Roman marriage blessing meaning "go forth and multiply."