Assalaamu ‘alaikum dan Salam sejahtera
Halo (Hello) readers:),
Did you know that rice has been cultivated in China since approximately 6000 BC? And…that the Arabs carried rice to Italy around the seventh and eight centuries AD, when Islam was expanding in Europe? Also, did you know that the botanical name for rice is, oryza sativa?
If you didn’t have the answers to these questions I think you should take a read in this awesome article from the Saudi Aramco World Magazine, entitled: “Risotto’s Roots”.
Here’s the link:
Enjoy the article, InshaaAllah!
There were a lot things that I did not know about rice in Italy prior to reading the article: “Risotto’s Roots”.
Here’s a few fast facts:
- In the mid-fourteenth century the Bubonic plague hit Italy. Rice was used to bring the population back to strength after the plague struck.
- Rice is grown mostly in the northern part of Italy.
- The Arabs brought rice, lemons, figs, spices, and eggplants to Mediterranean shores.
- Rice has a higher nutritional content than barley, rye, wheat and sorghum.
- More than fifty percent of the rice eaten in Europe comes from Italy.
- Rice helped to change the landscape, and people of Italy.
If you’d like to hear more intriguing facts, take a read in “Risotto’s Roots”, InshaaAllah. Wassalaam 'alaikum, arrivederci
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