The Artemide variety derives from the combination of Venus rice (medium grain and black pericarp) and Indica rice (long, narrow grain and white pericarp). It is brown, aromatic, black in colour. Artemide rice has an intense and pleasant aroma. Grains have a nice elongated shape. Given its close relationship to Venus rice, it is rich in iron and silicon - with silicon being very important for its antioxidant properties. Artemide rice is excellent when cooked with cheese, fish, vegetables and mushrooms.