Ermes is a variety of rice with a red pericarp, obtained in Italy from the crossing between Venere rice and elongated grain rice, deliberately created using natural techniques. It is grown exclusively in the provinces of Vercelli and Pavia. Ermes is gluten-free brown rice, and therefore, it is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and proteins. USE: rice with a delicate aroma, Ermes is a healthy and nutritious food, ideal to be enjoyed with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, in salads with raw and cooked vegetables, with fresh tomato sauce, only as a side dish or mixed with Venere black and/or white rice to create creative rice salads.
It is Italian rice, created in 1997 in Vercelli. In China, black rice had existed for centuries. However, due to the difficulties of cultivation and its rarity, the black rice was reserved for the tables of the emperor and his court. Today, in Italy Venere rice is grown only in Piedmont, in the province of Vercelli and Novara, and Sardinia, in the province of Oristano. CHARACTERISTICS: the natural black color is given by the presence of anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants, while the rounded shape of the grain makes it versatile and suitable for various culinary creations. USE: the Venus flour is used in pastry, baked products, such as breadsticks and bread, as well as pasta. Ideal for the preparation of risottos, salads and to accompany second courses based on fish and white meats.