Lima Ohsawa, whose birth name was Sanae, or "first sprouts of grain," introduced macrobiotic whole foods cooking in the U.S. In honor of her contribution, we offer this special rice. The unique distinction of Lima Rice lies in the presence of awns in the rice plant. Awns are the small antennae that projet from each grain, stream natural life energy from sky and earth, and contribute to health, longevity, and peace. Lima Rice is a rare original variety with natural awns grown at Wild Folk Farm in Benton, Maine. We have a very limited quantity and we suggest you use it for meditative or ceremonial use to feel the energy. Your support of the Lima Rice Project will help develop awned rice cultivation and make it more widely and affordably available.