|the most expensive rice in the world|
Saudi Arabia city of Al-Ahsa in the eastern region is well-known for its hesawi red rice, which is the most expensive in the world.
The quality of rare red rice is threatened with extinction due to rare water resources.
“The hesawi rice is an agricultural crop that’s grown in hot areas as it needs temperatures as high as 48 degrees Celsius otherwise it will not complete its growth phases. It also consumes a lot of water while it’s being planted although its roots reserve water for a long time. This is why farmers in Al-Ahsa prefer to plant it in lands where the soil is saturated in water so they can immerse it all in water while irrigating it from groundwater,” rice farmer Taher al-Aqar told Al-Arabiya
Red rice is rich in carbohydrates, proteins and fibers that have high nutritional values, which help those suffering from arthritis and broken bones heal reports Al-Arabiya.