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May 19th

The History of Rice

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Have you ever wondered about where rice came from? From times immemorial to our Seattle Korean restaurant, this grain is doubtlessly the most important crop ever to be cultivated by humankind. It has been a primary source of food for a greater number of people over a longer period of time than any other food in the world, with a history going back thousands of years.

The oldest known record of rice being cultivated as a food source goes all the way back to 2500 BC in China. It spread throughout the world from there, its magnificent versatility proving to be greatly advantageous everywhere it went. It could be grown nearly everywhere, in anything from deserts to wetlands. This, combined with its solid nutritional value, made it a staple throughout Asia, the Mediterranean, and beyond. Come take a taste of this ancient tradition at Green House!

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