Nutrition

Just one (1) cup of cooked wild rice provides your body with:

Protein & (Good) Fat


156 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids
13% of your daily protein

Vitamins & Minerals

5% or more
of your daily value of:


Thiamin
Riboflavin
Iron
Potassium
10% or more
of your daily value of:


Niacin
Vitamin B6
Folate
Magnesium
Phosphorus
Copper
15% or more
of your daily value of:


Zinc
20% or more
of your daily value of:


Manganese
These are just some of the reasons that make wild rice a highly nutritious staple in a balanced diet, not to mention, it’s delicious!

Because wild rice is actually a cereal grain, not a species of rice, it gains some major health benefits over white, brown and other types of rice. It’s a great source of protein, fibre and a range of minerals. It is an alkaline-forming food, meaning that it can counteract some of the effects of our high acidity diets. It’s impressive nutritional profile has made it a staple in the diets of cultures throughout North America.

As a diet food, a cup of wild rice will nourish you, make you feel full, but is very low in fat and is not a calorie-dense food.