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Wild Rice Processing Overview

Green wild rice harvested directly from the field consists of kernels at various stages of maturity and moisture content which are encased in a tough, fibrous hull. Green wild rice can neither be eaten nor stored as dry grain in this condition.

Therefore, the grain is processed to improve the flavor, lower the moisture content, and remove the hulls. Processing consists of separating immature kernels, fermenting or curing, parching, dehulling, and scarifying.

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Wild Rice Harvest

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Wild Rice Species

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The harvest in central Minnesota for 2011 is finished. This year's harvest was described in interviews as fair to poor due to higher water levels in particular during the spring, when the wild rice germinates. The harvested rice converted better than last year, and yields of 48% were reported. Please email us for more information.


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