Products

Product CO2e / kg Studies

Rice

2.43
CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Rice
You can consume
1.11
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: Rice (eco) | Risotto rice | Brown rice | Rice (cooked)

Studies

Source Notes CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
Greenhouse gas emissions from conventional and organic cropping systems in Spain. I. Herbaceous crops Table 2, rice, conventional
1.66
Spain Spain 10
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