Wild Rice: Nutritional and Health-Promoting Attributes

Dorota Klensporf-Pawlik , Felix Aladedunye


Wild rice is a nutritious grain that was an important crop for ancient North Americans, and then dispersed into eastern Asia. Recognized as a whole grain in 2006, wild rice is a rich source of minerals, vitamins, protein, starch, dietary fiber, and various phytochemicals. It is low in fat, with a beneficial fatty acids profile. Additionally, wild rice is gluten free. Due to its unique nutritional value, the crop should be promoted as a healthy food source. Although North American wild rice has become very popular, and is widely available in supermarkets and resturaunts, its health-promoting properties have not been widely investigated. To date, only a few in vivo and in vitro studies demonstrated antioxidant- and lipid-lowering effects of wild rice. In this chapter, the potential health-promoting properties are summarized.
Author Dorota Klensporf-Pawlik (WT / KTAS)
Dorota Klensporf-Pawlik,,
- Department of Food Commodity Science
, Felix Aladedunye - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Felix Aladedunye,,
Publication size in sheets1.25
Book Taylor John R.N. , Awika Joseph M. (eds.): Gluten-free ancient grains : cereals, pseudocereals, and legumes : sustainable, nutritious, and health-promoting foods for the 21st century, Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition, 2017, Woodhead Publishing, ISBN 978-0-08-100866-9, 342 p.
Keywords in Englishwild rice; Zizania spp.; health benefits; nutritional value
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
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ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 09-04-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
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