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Jonathan Léger is a sponsored member of the Garden Writer’s Association and a gardening enthusiast. He has written content for dozens of gardening and related sites around the world, including DrGreene.com, SunWarrior.com, YardShare.com as well as popular journals like Yonkers Tribune. UniquePlants.net is a fun little side project he maintains because of his fascination with unique and rare plants. If you have any questions or writing requests, please contact him.

Wild Rice

Give Your Diet a Healthy Boost with Wild Rice


Are you looking for ways to make your diet healthier? Do you have to be careful about what you eat? Wild rice is probably not something you’ve considered, but definitely something you should add to your regular diet. Rather confusingly, wild rice is actually not rice at all but a type of aquatic grass. It’s tasty too, with a chewy covering and the center has a lovely soft, nutty taste.


Wild rice is free from gluten and grain and can be eaten by anyone, including children, vegans and those with food intolerances. But it’s much more than that. It’s bursting with fiber and protein, along with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which protect the body’s immune system.


There have also been suggestions that wild rice has cardiovascular benefits and could even reduce the risk of colon cancer and improve insulin resistance. It’s an extraordinary and underrated food, but the many health advantages of wild rice certainly make it a much better choice than the traditional, processed grain. 

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