History of Rice Cultivation

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What is the function of the rice hull?

Provide protection for the rice caryopsis

Which part of the rice grain constitutes the bran portion?

Pericarp

Where did rice cultivation originate?

India and South-East Asia

Which country introduced rice to Europe around 400 BC?

Alexander the Great

What percentage of the world's rice production takes place in eastern Asia?

90%

What unique feature does rice have in terms of starch granules among cereals?

It is the only cereal with compound starch granules

Which part of the rice kernel is particularly rich in cellulose, lignin, arabinoxylans, and minerals?

Hulls

What is the most nutritious part of the rice caryopsis?

Bran

What happens when brown rice is further milled to get white rice?

The subaleurone layer is removed

Which part of the rice kernel contains only slightly less protein and lipid but considerably more starch than the bran?

Polish

Unmilled rice is also known as polished rice.

False

The origin of rice culture can be traced back to Europe.

False

The main part of the rice grain is the aleurone.

False

Rice hull protects the grain from insect infestation but not fungal damage.

False

The bran portion of the rice grain accounts for 5-8% of the white rice weight.

False

White belly in some rice cultivars is caused by the presence of air spaces in the endosperm.

True

Rice is the only cereal with spherical compound starch granules.

False

The hull of the rice grain is rich in starch and fat but low in protein.

False

The embryo of the rice kernel has a higher protein content than the bran.

True

Milled (white) rice has the lowest carbohydrate content among all parts of the rice kernel.

True

Explore the history of rice cultivation, from its origins in India and South-East Asia to its spread to China, Japan, Europe, and America. Learn about the journey of rice as a major food staple in different parts of the world.

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