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Zizania latifolia, aka Manchurian wild rice, is a Perennial growing up to 11 feet and is It is hardy to zone 9. It does best in hot summers with temperatures in the 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit (°F) and lots of sun. It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from July to September. Can plant in light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) but does best when planted in a sunny position. Grows well along pond edges, this marsh plant requires shallow stagnant or slowly flowing water and prefers a slightly acidic clay-loam soil. It should be placed in at least 12 inches of water. It has spreading rhizomes.
This Plant is edible and is often cultivated as a food crop in East Asia. Edible parts include the seeds, the root, the stem. While all of these parts are edible, it is most often grown for its stems which swell into juicy gails when invected with the smut. It can be used like rice in sweet or savory dishes. The seed can also be ground into a flour and used in making cakes, biscuits, etc. The seed contains about 13.7% protein, 0.9% fat, 72.7% carbohydrate, 0.7% ash. Young inflorescences - cooked and used as a vegetable. Young shoots - raw or cooked. A pleasant sweet taste. The shoots contain about 1% protein, 0.3% fat, 4.7% carbohydrate, 0.7% ash.
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