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Zizania aquatica, native to eastern North America, grows 12 feet high; it has a long, thin, greenish grain; little is grown and it is difficult to harvest. Also known as zizanie, Tuscarora rice, Indian rice, and American wild rice (American rice is bulgur); called wild oats by some early travellers. Higher in protein content than ordinary rice at 14%.

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