Basmati is a variety of long, slender-grained aromatic rice that is traditionally from the Indian subcontinent. Basmati rice is exclusively produced and export from India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. India produced and exported two third of the total production in the overseas market. It is the important part of various Indian, Bangladeshi, and Pakistani cuisine, but now is also used extensively in Persian, Arab, and other Middle Eastern Cuisine.
Basmati is the variety of long grain rice, famous for its fragrance and delicate flavor. This traditionally belongs to India and one of the famous for its quality and aroma all over the world. There are several varieties of Basmati rice produce in India.
There are several varieties of Basmati Rice mentioned below:
|Criteria/Type||Milled||Milled parboiled||Brown Milled||Brown Parboiled|
|Min L/B Ratio||3.5||3.5||3.5||3.5|
|Maximum Moisture Content % age||14||14||14||14|
|Maximum Damaged Discoloured Grain %||0.7||0.7||0.7||0.7|
|Maximum Chalky Grain/ Black Kernels %||5||0.5||5||1|
|Maximum Brokens & Fragments %||3||3||3||3|
|Maximum Foreign matter %||0.25||0.25||0.5||0.5|
|Maximum Other Grain %||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1|
|Maximum other Rice varieties %||8||8||8||8|
|Max. under milled & red striped grain %||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5|
|Max. Paddy Grain %||0.2||0.2||0.5||0.2|
|Minimum Elongation Ratio||1.7||1.5||1.7||1.5|
|Maximum Green Grain %||–||–||4||4|
They can be stored indefinitely because they have indefinite shelf life. They must be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry, and dark place where they will get added protection against bugs, dust, or other contaminants.
Basmati is a long-grain rice from India, considered to be one of the best-quality white rice. It has a distinctive aroma and, when cooked, each grain should remain separate, giving a light, fluffy result. It is the perfect accompaniment to Indian curries and is used in biryanis and pilaf dishes.
Nutritional Value of Basmati Rice contains per 100gms is mentioned below:
Total Fat 0.38g
Saturated Fat 0.09g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.122g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.128g
Total Carbohydrate 25.22g
Dietary Fiber 0.4g
Calcium 1% Iron 7%
Shape: Long Grain
Color: Translucent, creamy white
Flavor: Distinctive Fragrance of 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline.
Texture: Dry, Firm, Non-sticky