Varieties in France
Below is the classification of French rice in terms of: processing stages, special characteristics, and production methods.
Grain shape ROUND
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC: Pericarp colouration red
PRODUCTION METHODS: Conventional
Grain shape MEDIUM
PROCESSING: Wholegrain or brown (cargo)
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC: Pericarp colouration black
PRODUCTION METHODS: Organic
Grain shape LONG A
PROCESSING: Whitened (white)
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICc: Aroma, natural aroma
Grain shape LONG B
Around 60 different varieties are cultivated.