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Why is forbidden rice so...forbidden?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer over 5 years ago
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added over 5 years ago

Per Wikipedia: Black "forbidden rice" is so named because originally, in China, it was considered the Emperor's rice and it was forbidden for anyone else to eat it.

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added over 5 years ago

It was grown for the Emporer (sp?) of China only. No one else was permitted to eat it. Thus...forbidden.