Rice (Oryza sativa)


Rice (Oryza sativa)

Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza glaberrima (African rice) or Oryza sativa (Asian rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia and Africa. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production , after sugarcane and maize .

Rice, a monocot, is normally grown as an annual plant, although in tropical areas it can survive as a perennial and can produce a ratoon crop for up to 30 years. Rice cultivation is well-suited to countries and regions with low labor costs and high rainfall, as it is labor-intensive to cultivate and requires ample water. However, rice can be grown practically anywhere, even on a steep hill or mountain area with the use of water-controlling terrace systems. Although its parent species are native to Asia and certain parts of Africa, centuries of trade and exportation have made it commonplace in many cultures worldwide.

Criteria
Broken 100% 25% Max
Moisture 14% Max 14% Max
Damaged, Shrivelled and Yellow Kernels 6% Max
Chalky Grains 6% Max
Foreign Grains 1% Max
Paddy 30 grains Max per kg
Under Milled & Red Stripped Kernels 1% Max
Milling Degree
Aflotoxin
Crop Year
Description Silky Sortexed.
Others Average length: 6mm Min