What is rice exactly?
I know it's a seed, but what is it? Is it a fruit, a bean, a nut?
- RetiefLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice).
Botanically, a cereal grain, such as corn, rice, or wheat, is also a kind of fruit (a caryopsis). However, the fruit wall is very thin and is fused to the seed coat, so almost all of the edible grain is actually a seed.
- KennyLv 76 months ago
It is a grain .
- az_lenderLv 76 months ago
A cereal (a grass).
Neither a fruit, a bean, nor a nut.
- Anonymous6 months ago
It is the seed of a grass known as grain.