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Alpine Rice

Australia’s first commercial native grain crop

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Alpine Rice

Its gluten free and protein rich qualities, as well as its ability to grow in Australia’s dry environment without the use of herbicides, means Alpine Rice is the perfect native alternative for farmers.

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Alpine Rice

Grains provide the bulk of nutrition to almost the entire world’s billions of people. In most parts of the world we rely heavily on only eight or so species of plants for grain – wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, oats, barley, rye and millet.

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Alpine Rice

Cows eating the Alpine Rice pasture after
harvesting the grain.

Alpine Rice Press Release

Did you know Australia is the only country in the world that doesn’t commercially harvest its own native grains? Instead, we have introduced annual grain crops that not only require a huge amount more time, work and money than native seeds but also cause damage to our native environment. This product has been proudly developed by an Australian company, Native Seeds Pty Ltd, Alpine Rice is a fantastic alternative to annual crops and introduced grain species.


What is Alpine Rice?



Although there are plenty of native grass seeds grown throughout Australia, Alpine Rice is the first native grain that can be harvested here. It grows along Australia’s south east coast and Great Dividing Range.

Its gluten free and protein rich qualities, as well as its ability to grow in Australia’s dry environment without the use of herbicides, means Alpine Rice is the perfect native alternative for farmers.

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Why should I buy Alpine Rice?



With more and more people turning to healthy and environmentally friendly products, Alpine Rice is the perfect option for Australian consumers. Alpine Rice’s benefits include:

• Better for the environment and the soil

• Doesn’t require fertilizers or herbicides

• No need for repeated cultivation

• Don’t disturb native flora and fauna

• Deep root system is suited to Australian soil

• Protein rich and gluten free

• Can be used as a grain crop and then as a pasture for stock

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