Rice rolling paper: next level smoking experience
These days rollers want more from their smoking encounters. ROOR’s advanced rolling papers with CBD-infused natural gum gives the connoisseur the best experience possible. The addition of rice to the paper makes for the ultimate roll. So, buckle up your seatbelts, and get ready to know more about our rice rolling paper!
The story of rice: from exotic food to rolling paper
With the cereal grain providing a significant proportion of the calorific intake of the world’s population, rice has been central to the development of humankind from ancient China to modern Europe. Today, in these more environmentally conscious times, a new generation of sustainable rice farmers are emerging who want to recycle all aspects of the rice plant. ROOR’s rolling papers emerge in this context. They are made in a traditional way from rice straw, a section of the rice plant that is often discarded after the harvest. The papers are made from rice plants grown in the beautiful Camargue region in Southern France.
Most people eat the edible, starchy, cereal grain – rice – on a regular basis, but who knows the story behind the plant?
The cultivation of rice is one of the most important developments in human history. Rice was first grown in the Yangtze River basin in China between 13,500 and 8,200 years ago.  It took a number of centuries for the crop to come to Europe, with grains only arriving on the continent between the 8th and 10th centuries AD. 
In the early days of western consumption the good was considered an exotic food and was only eaten by the rich, but soon rice became a staple and lay alongside wheat in its importance in the human diet.
Rice offers protein, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, and fibre. It provides 21 percent of global human per capita energy and 15 percent of per capita protein.  Today rice feeds more people in the world than any other crop. There are 144 million rice farms worldwide, and in 2012 almost half of the world’s population (more than 3 billion people) relied on rice for sustenance each day. 
Rice has become essential for survival partly because it is such a versatile crop. It can thrive in wet environments where other foodstuffs struggle to grow.
Rice and eco-farming
Despite undeniable benefits for humans, the farming of rice also carries environmental consequences. Rice straw, a part of the rice plant which is normally discarded after the harvest, is a bi-product in the cultivation of rice. Historically rice straw was burnt in the fields which produced air pollution.
To mitigate the damage to the environment, sustainable uses for rice straw have been tried out. Rice straw has been used as fuel for cooking, as roofing material for peoples’ houses, as livestock feed, as fertilizer, as a growing medium for mushrooms, and as rolling paper.
RICE rolling papers
ROOR’s RICE rolling paper is part of the eco-farming revolution. Recycling a part of the rice plant which is often discarded, they use guaranteed rice straw from the Camargue region, a part of France that sits between the Mediterranean Sea and the two forks of the Rhône delta. The rice used has the protected geographical indication label (IGP) which is reserved for products which come from especially prized growing regions.
Camargue is designated as a “Wetland of International Importance”. It is Europe’s largest river delta and is made up of grasslands, brine lagoons, sandbars, and reed-covered marshes. The area is a natural paradise. Pink flamingos, black bulls, and white horses live in the vicinity. Recognised as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International, it is also one of the most important bird habitats in France, home to more than 400 species. 
Rice has been cultivated in the Camargue region since the nineteenth century.  The natural riches of the area, the hot, Mediterranean climate, and the salty subsoil provide grains of exceptional quality. These characteristics give the rice straw in ROOR’s RICE paper distinctive characteristics.
Our lab has analysed so-called rice rolling papers available on the market without finding evidence of rice fibres. ROOR offers the only paper on the market with legitimate rice fibres. So as to provide ultimate satisfaction, the papers have been developed through cutting-edge scientific analysis.
What are the features of ROOR’s unique RICE rolling papers?
On close inspection, smokers notice the light beige colour. Then the precisely-curved watermark pattern comes into focus. Once in the hand, the roller-friendly attributes are evident: The papers are translucent and strong and don’t tear easily; they bend flexibly and grip well between the fingers. Thanks to the ultra-thin profile, the papers burn evenly and slowly and pull the smoke smoothly. They have world-first, CBD-infused, natural gum which has a mildly peppery flavour with vibrant, balsamic notes. Once burnt, there is a neutral taste that is highly prized. The papers also contain hemp fibres which add resistance and silkiness. The goods are GMO free and contain no chalk, no dyes, no additives, no chlorine, and no bleaching agents.
ROOR’s exceptional RICE papers are part of a wave of ecological rice cultivation. They come from the idyllic French region of Camargue and offer the connoisseur a next-level smoking experience.