The image is of a section of rice.
Thanks for all who guess the image of the food. The winner of the prize is Dixya, who won a set of Duchy Originals .
These grains are most eaten carbohydrate source in the world, providing more than 20% of all consumed human calories. These grains are second only to corn in production, even with major use of corn in energy, sweeteners, animal feeds, etc. There are many cultivar of this grain, first domesticated in China 12,000 years BP. In India, they prefer these grains to be like two brothers, close but not stuck together, while in sushi they are preferred to be packed together like rush hour Tokyo train commute. What is this grain?
This week’s FoodScope prize is a set of Duchy Originals mailed to your home. Duchy, baked by Walkers Shortbread, is the brand created by HRH Prince Charles to raise monies for charities all over the world.
Prize is mailed to one correct guess (or any if none correct) from readers within the United States. Comment before end of August 5, 2012 to win. The first correct guess receives two entries.
Image: C. A. Watson and E. Dikeman, “Structure of the Rice Grain Shown by Scanning Electron Microscopy” Cereal Chem, 1977, 54, p120-130
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