How This South Carolina Rice Could Help You Live to 100


Rice is one of the most common foods on the planet, but it could be one of the secrets to living a longer and healthier life.

Rollen Chalmers is a farmer in South Carolina’s low country. His ancestors harvested the fields there by hand and brought with them the knowledge of growing rice—and not just any rice.

Dan Buettner and NBC’s Cynthia McFadden visited Chalmers and chef Roosevelt Brownlee to learn more about the benefits of Carolina Gold rice—and how to make a delicious Hoppin’ John recipe that could maybe help you live to 100.

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