Tinawon Fancy, locally known as Imbu-ucan, is the treasured variety of high elevation farmers in the province of Ifugao, which includes the Banaue Rice Terraces. White and brown speckled in color, Tinawon Fancy is noted for its taste and texture, mild aroma and fast cooking qualities. This plump short-grained rice has a mild, nutty flavor, and smells like popcorn while cooking. A versatile heirloom rice that works well with a variety of flavors and dishes.
Grown for generations in the famed rice terraces of Northern Luzon, Philippines, Tinawon Fancy is a symbol of Ifugao identity and cultural integrity. It's considered a precious gift from the Ifugao god of Skyworld - a gift that nourishes the mind and spirit, as well as the body.
*Please note for shipping: Eighth Wonder heirloom rice and Social Products Cotabato rice are shipped separately from two different warehouse locations.
This heirloom rice comes from our friends at Eighth Wonder Inc., a social enterprise that imports select varieties of heirloom rice from the famed mountain terraces of the Philippines. Eighth Wonder operates in more than 18 indigenous communities, directly supporting sustainable agriculture and socio-economic development. They are furthering the model of fair trade to include farmers as full economic partners in this international business.