MacDougall's Wild Rice is the harvested edible seed of a watergrass known as Zizania Aquatica. A nutritious addition to one's diet, wild rice is fat free, cholesterol free and gluten free. In addition, wild rice is high in bulk fiber.
According to the Glycemic Index Foundation, wild rice:
GI (vs Glucose) : 57
Serve Size : 150 g
Carb per Serve (g) : 32
Glycemic Load : 18
Time Period of Test : 3h
Subjects Used in Test : Type 1 & 2
Reference : Wolever TMS, Katzman-Relle L, Jenkins AL, Vuksan V, Josse RG, Jenkins DJA. Glycaemic index of 102 complex carbohydrate foods in patients with diabetes. Nutr Res 1994; 14(5): 651-69.
Also SELFNutritionData states that, with a typical daily target of 100 or less, wild rice "Estimated Glycemic Load is 16"
MacDougall's Wild Rice - Ingredient List
Serving Size - 2/3 cup - 39.8 g
Calories from fat - 10
Total Fat 0.05 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sodium 2.8 mg.
Total Carbohydrates 29 g
Iron 1.0 mg.
Protein 4.8 g
Calcium 1.6 mg.
MacDougall's offers you an organically grown wild rice that is processed by a parching method, similar to one Native American Indians have employed over the centuries. MacDougall's is grown and processed entirely without the use of chemicals.
W I L D
Wild Rice is a natural grain originally indigenous to the United States and Canada. Not actually a true rice, the edible seeds are of a watergrass known as Zizania Aquatica.
Involved in the production of Wild Rice for over two decades, the MacDougall family works closely with nature. Utilizing fertile soil, clean, fresh water, and warm seasonal weather, we produce a nutritious bountiful crop.
Loyal to our high standards, we are committed to a consistently excellent product. MacDougall's uses absolutely no herbicides or pesticides on any of the crops we produce. We are pleased to offer Organically Grown Wild Rice that is fully certified by California Certified Organic Farmers. We are also in compliance with the USDA National Organic Program which meets international standards for organic certification.
Delicious recipes for an assortment of dishes are included in the free recipe booklet enclosed in each package of MacDougall's Wild Rice.