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Sardinia bets on black rice: Riso iFerrari launched Artemide

A new entry from Sardinia is born in the rice family! The Oristano rice farm, iFerrari, launched "Artemide" earlier this year. This new variety of black rice comes from the Venere rice (with medium grain and black pericarp) and the Indica type rice (with long and narrow grain and white pericarp). 

The new product was born within the Sapise rice research and development center (Sardinian Piemontese Sementi Cooperative of which iFerrari are co-founders), the same center where, in the past, Venere and Ermes rice were patented. 

"Thanks to Sapise - explains the Oristano rice company, a member of the MEDSEA Blue Community committed to the sea and the environment in Sardinia - we are able to experiment with new varieties, increasingly resistant to weeds for a production with a lower environmental impact". 

Sapise, to which the other large and historic farm of Oristano "Falchi" also belongs, last July signed a commercial agreement with one of the Italian rice leaders in the world, Riso Scotti, for the exclusive sale of Venere rice in the national and international market. A great result that will bring Sardinian rice excellence, with a short and controlled supply chain, to the world. 

The new product of the iFerrari "I chicchi d’angelo" line also bears the certified production mark "National Quality System for Integrated Production". "In addition to being an excellent ally for health, rich in anthocyanins, antioxidants from the flavonid family - says the company - we like to call it a healthy product for food sustainability". 

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