The reason we offer this rice bran, is because its an excellent nutrient for making your own fermented fertilizer called Bokashi. Besides this rice bran, you will also need molasses, water, and EM-1.
A link to this recipe can be found Here
Note: Our bag labels don't say "Organic" because we repackage them into smaller sizes. However, it's still an organic product from an organic supplier.
The bran is the hard outer layers of cereal grain. It consists of the combined aleurone and pericarp. Rice bran is a byproduct of the rice milling process (the conversion of brown rice to white rice), and it contains various antioxidants that impart beneficial effects on human health. A major rice bran fraction contains 12%-13% oil and highly unsaponifiable components (4.3%). This fraction contains tocotrienols (a form of vitamin E), gamma-oryzanol and beta-sitosterol; all these constituents may contribute to the lowering of the plasma levels of the various parameters of the lipid profile. Rice bran also contains a high level of dietary fibres (beta-glucan, pectin and gum). In addition, it also contains ferulic acid, which is also a component of the structure of nonlignified cell walls.
The Original EM•1® Bokashi Recipe
To make your own EM•1® Bokashi (in this recipe) you'll need some bran (or some other dried plant material), some EM•1®, molasses, and fresh water. A 50-pound bag of wheat bran made into bokashi costs very little to make (including the EM•1® Microbial Inoculant, molasses, and bran). Organic rice bran and organic wheat bran cost more but are better because they avoid GMO crops and possible pesticide contamination. This recipe takes about 20 minutes from start to finish to make a 50-pound bag of EM•1® Bokashi. It needs to ferment for a minimum of two weeks and then is dried for long-term storage (up to several years). If you choose not to make it, you can purchase it ready to use.
Where to get the ingredients:
BuildASoil.com or your local feed store but beware of non-organic inputs!
|Bran (carbon material)
Organic Rice Bran
7.5 lb - Small Bag:
Dimensions: 10" x 5.25" x 12"
Weight: 7.6 lbs
50 lb - Large Bag:
Dimensions: 19" x 15" x 9.5"
Weight: 51.0 lbs