Show your heart some love this month with U.S. grown rice rice. February is American Heart Month and USA Rice Federation wants to support your healthy lifestyle with nurturing meals that are good for the heart and body. Adding rice to your plate delivers heart health benefits and long-lasting fuel for workouts. U.S.-grown rice is a heart-friendly food to enjoy. It’s low in calories, has just a trace of fat, and contains no cholesterol, sodium, saturated or trans fats. To show your heart some TLC, try adding rice to meals and snacks to improve overall heart health. For recipes and tips on rice preparation, visitwww.usarice.com/consumer.
The USA Rice Federation is the global advocate for all segments of the U.S. rice industry with a mission to promote and protect the interests of producers, millers, merchants and allied businesses. About 85 percent of the rice consumed in the U.S. is grown here. U.S. rice farmers produce an abundance of short-, medium-, and long-grain rice, as well as organic and specialty rices such as jasmine, basmati and Arborio, in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas, according to the highest-quality and wholesomeness standards. Sustainably grown U.S. rice helps to reduce your food miles because it is a domestically grown product. Look for the “Grown in the USA” logo on packages of 100-percent U.S.-grown rice. Be sure to visit usarice.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Written by Aaron