Floating Leaf Wild Rice
What is Wild Rice?
So what exactly is wild rice? Contrary to what many people believe, wild rice is not rice at all but a grass. Much of it sold in the world today is not even wild but rather cultivated varieties that do not occur naturally. Wild rice is really an annual aquatic seed Zizania aquatica found mostly in the upper freshwater lakes of Canada.
Cooked wild rice has a rich nutty flavor, sometimes described as a smoky flavor, and a texture that is delightfully chewy. The slender, elongated grains that often come to market are premium grades of truly wild, uncultivated wild rice sold in gourmet markets can be as long as one-inch and the colors can vary from medium brown to nearly pure black.
The vitamin and mineral content of wild rice is comparable to that of other grains, making it a good alternative to get more variety in your diet. It is high in the B vitamins niacin, riboflavin and thiamine, as well as potassium and phosphorus. It is a complete protein, containing all of the essential amino acids.
Wild rice is a whole grain that is high in fibre and protein while low in calories and fat, an excellent combination for weight loss. The grain also includes phosphorus, potassium, and the B vitamins. Whole grains offer many benefit other than a lower fat and calorie content.
Ground wild rice (Flour) is used for baking and used a batter for muffins, pancakes & breads. This serves as a GLUTEN FREE balanced diet, the extraordinary richness of flavor.
Designed to promote excellent health through healthy cuisine, Floating Leaf wild rice products can be likened to the floating leaf stage of the wild rice plant where the reaching leaf nourishes the submerged stock and root bringing forth a healthy plant to maturity. Just as the appearance of long narrow floating leaves on the surface of Canada's northern pristine lake waters is natures first promise of a new wild rice crop, look to Floating Leaf foods for our promise of providing new healthy food alternatives to your table.
Floating Leaf recognizes the specific dietary requirements and preferences of consumers with health challenges like celiac, diabetes, heart health and those who simply desire optimum health.
We have successfully implemented the Manitoba HACCP Advantage Program.
We are certified by OPAM and is compliant with the CHA-accredited OPAM Certification System for Canada and the Canada/US. import-export agreement.
Our products are COR - Kosher certified world wide.
We have been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of Global Standard for Food Safety.
Many of our products are verified as part of the NON-GMO Project.
KAMUT® khorasan wheat shall: Be the pure ancient khorasan variety of wheat, Be grown only as a certified organic grain, Have a protein range of 12% - 18%, Be 99% free of contaminating varieties of modern wheat, Be 98% free of all signs of disease, Not be used in products which are named or marketed in a misleading or deceptive manner.