Fresh Start Organic Certified Colored Rice Varieties

Fresh Start offers its own varieties of colored rice, cultivated using sustainable organic farming practices that don’t involve harmful chemicals, pesticides or fertilizer. In other words, Fresh Start aims to protect the environment by using natural and environment-friendly methods in cultivating colored rice varieties. 

It is also important to note that going organic tends to increase the yield significantly after some long-term use. 

It is also a known fact that taste and aroma of Fresh Start certified organic colored rice varieties tends to be distinctive from the conventional, and is usually voted as tastier.

  • No Chemicals! No Pesticides! No Preservatives!
  • Heirloom varieties
  • Fair trade (Grown by Small Farmers)
  • Certified Organic
     
 
     
 

White Rice – Aromatic

As the staple food for more than half of the world’s population, rice has earned its reputation as the ‘grain of life’.  In the Philippines, it’s a diet staple. Everyone, young and old, enjoys this as part of daily meals or in the form of various Filipino delicacies. 

That’s why we are committed to providing you with our organic rice, grown without the use of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and GMOs.

Enjoy this sweetly scented, delicious variety – it’s the perfect addition to every meal.

  • White rice is the most common variety because it does not overpower other dishes; it complements them
  • Aromatic Heirloom Variety
  • Serves as a good “filler” dish

 

HEALTH BENEFITS (as studies have shown)

  • Good source of proteins, phosphorus, and iron
  • Provides calories for energy

This variety is grown by small farmers committed to good health, quality foods, ethical fair trade and eco-friendly sustainable farming practices.

     
 
     
 

Brown Rice: Whole Grain

Brown/red rice is unpolished whole grain, milled to remove the hull from the kernel but retain the rice bran layer and the germ.  This gives it a nutty flavor and a chewy texture.

This variety also has a lower glycemic index; it’s also more nutritious because the bran is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.

This variety is grown by small farmers committed to good health, quality foods, ethical fair trade and eco-friendly sustainable farming practices.

  • Next common variety after white rice
  • Bran remains on grain giving it its “brown” color
  • Unpolished whole grain rice, which retains nutrients
  • Rich flavor and taste that is different from white rice

 

HEALTH BENEFITS (as studies have shown)

  • Loaded with Vitamins B1, B3, B6 and rich in manganese, iron, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus and thiamine
  • Rich in fiber and essential oils which help prevent gastrointestinal and heart diseases
  • Lower risk for diabetes
  • Reduces severity of asthma attacks
  • Raises blood level of nitric oxide
  • Helps prevent gallstones
  • Good antioxidant
  • Rich in carbohydrates, which helps in weight control
     
 
     
 

Black Rice: Forbidden Rice

Forbidden many, many years ago, this was the rice of emperors in Ancient China.  But it’s not so forbidden today and we are proud to include it as one of our special rice varieties.

Organic black rice is an heirloom variety rich in dietary fiber, iron, zinc and antioxidants.  Aside from its many health benefits, it also has an interesting sweet, nutty flavor.

This variety is grown by small farmers committed to good health, quality foods, ethical fair trade and eco-friendly sustainable farming practices.

  • Also known as “forbidden rice” because in the earlier eras of Chinese and Japanese history, only the emperors could eat this kind
  • Has a deep, nutty taste

 

HEALTH BENEFITS (as studies have shown)

  • Rich in nutrients like Vitamin B, Niacin, Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and fiber
  • Reduces risk for cardiovascular disease
  • Decreases risk of cancer and presence of free radicals
  • Promotes stronger bones
  • Increases red blood cell formation
  • Reduces effects of menopause
  • Slows down aging process
     
 
     
 

FRESH START RED ORGANIC RICE

Fresh Start offers its own varieties of colored rice, cultivated using sustainable organic farming practices that don’t involve harmful chemicals, pesticides or fertilizer. In other words, Fresh Start aims to protect the environment by using natural and environment-friendly methods in cultivating colored rice varieties. 

It is also important to note that going organic tends to increase the yield significantly after some long-term use. 

It is also a known fact that taste and aroma of Fresh Start certified organic colored rice varieties tends to be distinctive from the conventional, and is usually voted as tastier.

  • No Chemicals! No Pesticides! No Preservatives!
  • Heirloom varieties
  • Available in Whole Grains
  • Fair trade (Grown by Small Farmers)
  • Certified Organic

Red Rice: Heirloom Variety

This native rice is something special – a rice variety with a story.
As an heirloom variety, this rice has been passed on from one generation to the next.  Farmers make it a point to save seeds for future planting or for sharing with their fellow farmers.  Here in the Philippines, this variety is cultivated in the healthy, fertile soils of the mountainous regions of Negros Island.

This variety is grown by small farmers committed to good health, quality foods, ethical fair trade and eco-friendly sustainable farming practices.

•                  “Heirloom” means that this particular type is passed on from one generation to the next.  Seeds are saved by farmers for future planting or distribution to other farmers.
•                  Native variety

HEALTH BENEFITS (as studies have shown)

  • Counters histamine, helping asthma and allergy sufferers
  • Modulates hormone levels in bone-building and metabolism
  • Prevents fat production in muscles
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Protects liver and detoxifies tissues from heavy metals
  • Helps control diabetes
  • Strengthens the immune system

Red Rice: Whole Grain

This Heirloom red rice is unpolished whole grain, milled to remove the hull from the kernel but retain the rice bran layer and the germ.  This gives it a nutty flavor and a chewy texture.

This variety also has a lower glycemic index; it’s also more nutritious because the bran is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.

This variety is grown by small farmers committed to good health, quality foods, ethical fair trade and eco-friendly sustainable farming practices.

  • Unpolished Red Heirloom Rice
  • Bran remains on grain giving it its “dark red” color
  • Whole grain rice, which retains nutrients
  • Rich flavor and taste that is different from polished red rice

 

HEALTH BENEFITS (as studies have shown)

  • Loaded with Vitamins B1, B3, B6 and rich in manganese, iron, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus and thiamine
  • Rich in fiber and essential oils which help prevent gastrointestinal and heart diseases
  • Lower risk for diabetes
  • Reduces severity of asthma attacks
  • Raises blood level of nitric oxide
  • Helps prevent gallstones
  • Good antioxidant
  • Rich in carbohydrates, which helps in weight control

 

 
 
     
 
 

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