About basmathi rice
- Basamathi rice, “queen of fragrance”, is highly flavourful and aromatic rice that is used for making biriyani, pulav and other north indian rice varieties.
- Basmathi rice is long, slender-grained and is mainly cultivated in India, Pakistan and Nepal.
- The basmathi rice is considered to be a premier quality amongst the other rice varieties.
- Compared with other types of rice, basmathi rice is generally lower in arsenic, a heavy metal that can harm your health and potentially increase your risk of diabetes, heart problems, and certain cancers.
- White basmati rice is often enriched, meaning that certain nutrients are added during processing to help boost the nutritional value.
- Brown basmati rice is considered a whole grain, meaning that it contains all three parts of the kernel the germ, bran, and endosperm.Whole grains are associated with multiple health benefits. For instance, an analysis of 45 studies tied whole grain intake to a lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and premature death.
- The fiber in basmati rice is soluble, meaning it adds bulk and helps move waste along the digestive track.
- Whole grains help to reduce blood cholesterol levels.
- It contains all eight essential amino acids, folic acid, and is very low in sodium and has no cholesterol.