Lotus Foods Organic Jade Pearl Rice - 15 oz. (426g) Lotus Foods Organic Jade Pearl Rice is one of their most exemplary rices, both for its nutritional and flavor profile, they infuse an organic pearled rice with wildcrafted BamBoom! extract, made from the Moso species of bamboo that grows in the virgin highland forest of south central China. The oldest living people of the world eat a staple of rice mixed with a unique, edible species of Bamboo leaf and stem for its good nutritional profile. They consider this warm mountain-grown bamboo the true tree of life. When cooked, Lotus Foods Organic Jade Pearl Rice produces the aroma of a bamboo forest, a light vanilla taste, and an explosion of health-giving nutrients. Lotus Foods Organic Jade Pearl Rice makes an especially pretty plate presentation, sushi, Asian style risotto and dessert pudding. Coupled with organic and sustainable growing methods, Lotus Foods Organic Jade Pearl Rice is the perfect rice for any occasion. Cooks in only 20 minutes Especially rich in chlorophyll Gluten and wheat free Frequently Asked Questions What does heirloom mean?Heirloom is a term used to refer to plants that are grown from indigenous seed stock. Often, these seed stocks are ancient and have been used in a region traditionally. These seeds have not been hybridized or genetically engineered. Are Lotus Foods' products Kosher Certified?Yes, by Scroll K. Should I rinse the rice?Rinsing rice is a personal preference. At Lotus Foods, they do not rinse their rice because they prefer to keep all the nutritional value of each grain. Should rice be soaked?All grains contain phytic acid (an organic acid in which phosphorous is bound) in the outer layer or bran, whole grains, in particular, may be difficult for some people to digest. As little as 7 hours of soaking in warm water will neutralize a large portion of phytic acid in grains and vastly improve their nutritional benefits.