Venere rice, known as the "rice of the emperors" is bevoled and grown in the Lombardy and Piedmont regions. Venere Nero is a hybrid grain that combines Emperor black rice with an Italian variety and has a great texture that requires slightly longer cooking time than traditional white rice, but provides great texture and flavor.
Venere rice provides more health benefits than traditional milled white rice does because venere's intact hull contains minerals such as manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus and magnesium. It is also a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates. Black venere rice is a whole-grain food and has no cholesterol, fat or sodium.