Brown rice very aromatic. It was originated in Italy from the natural cross between an Asian (black) and an Italian variety and is grown exclusively in Piedmont and Sardinia. The typical coloring derives from the presence of anthocyanins, of the powerful antioxidants. It contains a large quantity of fibers and mineral salts (Selenium, magnesium, zinc, iron). Having a cooking hold superior to white rice and a lower release of starch, the Venus is used in salads and as a side dish to accompany especially fish.