R I C E
Rice is a good source of protein and a staple food in many parts of the world, but it is not a complete protein:
it does not contain all of the essential amino acids in sufficient amounts for good health, and
should be combined
combined with other sources of protein, such as nuts, seeds, beans, fish, or meat. Rice could be
many parts of the world and grown due to its versatility. It is able to grow in the desert conditions
wetland deltas of Southeast Asia in the flooded rice plains which we are most familiar with.
Today, the majority of all rice produced comes from China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand,
, Pakistan, Philippines, and Japan. Asian farmers still account for
92% of the world's total rice production.
Developing countries are the main players in the world rice trade, accounting for 83% of exports and 85%
While there are numerous importers of rice, the exporters of rice are limited. Just five
countries –Thailand, Vietnam
, China, the United States and India–in decreasing order of exported quantities, accounted for about
three three-quarters of world rice exports in 2002.