The purple rice of the Mo River area

Last updated by chinatravel at 2014/11/23

Named after its color, such purple black rice is grown in southeast Yun Nan, the tropic cancer. Also called "the purple pearl", it is written in "the Red Tower" as rouge rice. Being famous for its full and big seeds, sticky degree, pure flavor, it is well sold in Bei Jingo, Tian Jin, Shang Hai, Hang Zhou, HK and other areas. Its function is recorded in a famous Chinese herbal medical book "Compendium of Material Medical" by Li Shi zhen like “The black rice is helpful for kidney, spleen, liver and eyes." Besides, the black rice-made wine is rewarded the golden prize by the international exhibition in Paris thus won the oversea fame.

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