RICE OF PALS

 The rice produced under the “Product of the Empordà” brand is marketed as “Rice from Pals” and is mainly grown in the Baix Empordà (532h) but also in Castelló d’Empúries (72h). It seems that rice farming was introduced by the Arabs, making the most of the easily irrigated land. In the 18th century, landowners limited it to prevent disease and it died out. From the beginning of the 20th century farming started again, reaching maximum production in the 1950s.