The product

Ermes - Brown Red Rice Cascina Oschiena

Brown and aromatic red Italian rice cultivated in a Protected Area
Country of origin:
Italy - Piedmont
1 kg
Minimum order:
1 piece
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Description Wholegrain and aromatic red talian rice cultivated in Cascina Oschiena, an Ecological Biodiversity Protected Area - Natura 2000, and certified Friend of the Earth
Appearance It is a wholegrain rice with a natural rusty-red colour given by red anthocyanins, strong antioxidants
Taste It has a delicate aroma and toasted notes
Curiosity Ermes is a natural crossing between Venere Rice and a specific type with a fine and long grain. It is cultivated only in Piedmont and it is rich in fibers, minerals, vitamins and iron
Our selection A wholegrain rice rich in properties. It is cultivated strictly following integrated production farming techniques: guaranteeing top quality production and environment safeguard. Cascina Oschiena has obtained the EU recognition of Special Protection Area and since 2019 has become "Nature Reserve" thanks to the conversion of 25 hectares previously dedicated to rice cultivation into the creation of wetlands for the protection and enhancement of biodiversity
Suggestions Ideal when cooked with fish, meat and vegetables. Excellent just with extra-virgin olive oil or in salad. Cooking time: 35-40 minutes
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Ingredients Rice from Ermes variety
Weight 1 kg
Packaging Vacuum packed
Storage Conditions (packaged products) Keep away from sunlight
Instructions for use Cooked in 35-40 minutes
Country of origin of the primary ingredient Italy
Nutrition Declaration Energy: 1487 kJ / 351 kcal
Fat: 2,8 g
of which saturates: 0,2 g
Carbohydrate: 72,5 g
of which sugars: 0,3 g
Protein: 7,53 g
Salt: 0,03 g
Typical value per 100g
The producer

Cascina Oschiena - Crova (VC) - Piedmont

Why we chose them
Cascina Oschiena is one of the oldest farmsteads in the province of Vercelli, rice has been cultivated here since the XVI century. In 2008 Alice Cerutti, 37year old farmer, took on the commitment of running Cascina Oschiena. Well aware of the centuries-old history of Cascina Oschiena, Alice has carried out deep renovation works while maintaining the ancient buildings with great care and attention: the drying kiln and the silos necessary for modern rice cultivation have been integrated into the traditional architecture while the stables, which once housed carthorses, have become storage for tractors. Alice has chosen a sustainable agriculture approach, creating a system that guarantees the highest quality standards in production and the protection of the Environment, adopting integrated production farming techniques like sowing winter cover crops to increase naturally the fertility and quality of the soil and sowing the entire rice production exclusively in water to enhance biodiversity. In the last years over 5000 trees have been planted and in 2019 Cascina Oschiena Natural Wetlands were created by converting 25 hectares, one fourth of the farmland, from rice cultivation into a Nature Reserve. The aim of this amazing project is the survival and reproduction of amphibians, bees, dragonflies, and butterflies, and the nesting of different species of migratory birds, especially the Blacktailed Godwit, since Cascina Oschiena is the last recorded nesting site in Italy. "Preserving the Environment today is not enough, it is necessary to give back to Nature for a better Future": this is Cascina Oschiena's philosophy
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