Products

Product CO2e / kg Studies

Rice

2.525
CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Rice
You can consume
1.07
kg of Rice to exhaust your daily CO2e food budget

Categories: Grains | Food

A regular serving of cooked rice is about 1 cup or 200-220 grams1, which corresponds to about 75 grams of uncooked rice 2. With an emission factor of about 2.6 kg CO2e / kg, this amounts to 0.2 kg CO2e / serving.

Subcategories: Risotto rice | Brown rice | Rice (cooked)

Studies

Source Notes CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
RISE Open access list 1.7 Per kg unboiled jasmin rice
3.1
Thailand Sweden 7
RIVM Database Milieubelasting Voedingsmiddelen Rijst, witte
1.784
Unknown Netherlands 7
Carbon footprints of rice production in five typical rice districts in China Average of the 5 provinces = 1.9
The CFs of rice productions in these five provinces were 2504.20 kgCO2-eq./t (kg carbondioxide equation per ton rice) (Guangdong province), 2326.47 kgCO2-eq./t (Hunan province), 1889.97 kgCO2-eq./t (Heilongjiang province), 1538.90 kgCO2-eq./t (Sichuan province) and 1344.92 kgCO2-eq./t (Jiangsu province) respectively.
1.9
China Unknown 10
Ökologische Fußabdrücke von Lebensmitteln und Gerichten in Deutschland (IFEU) Reis
3.1
Unknown Germany 7
Environmental impact of plant-based foods Climate impact in the studies varies between 0.5-2.0 kg CO2e per kg edible product. All data-points were considered relevant for the Swedish market, indicating that the climate impact of rice can vary greatly, but some studies show that climate impact is likely to be approximately 2 kg CO2e per kg edible product. European rice may have a lower impact (below 1 kg CO2e per kg edible product), but only two studies investigated emissions from European rice production.. Studies: 14
2.0
Unknown Unknown 10
Klimatarier CO2 Rechner Reis
3.05
Unknown Unknown 5
Greenhouse gas emissions of realistic dietary choices in Denmark: the carbon footprint and nutritional value of dairy products Table 1; including waste; excluding waste: 3.74
4.99
Unknown Unknown 10
Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories Table 5 Median; #LCA studies: 12; #GWP values: 27; Mean: 2.66; Stdev: 1.29; Min: 0.66; Max: 5.69
2.55
Unknown Unknown 10
Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers Figure 1, flooded, 1000 kcal, https://www.nutritionix.com/food/rice
0.9
Unknown Unknown 10
Mat-klimat-listan variation 1.5-3 kgCO2/kg
2.0
Unknown Sweden 5