About Basmati

About Basmati

Basmati is a variety of long grain rice, famous for its fragrance and delicate flavour. Basmati rice has been cultivated in the Indian subcontinent for hundreds of years. The grains of basmati rice are much longer than they are wide, and they grow even longer as they cook. Basmati rice is available both as a white rice and a brown rice. No other rice has this combined characteristic. The post cooking elongation of more than twice its original length, the aroma and its sweet taste has made basmati rice a delicacy. The fertile alluvial soil, fresh and cold air and the sweet water from the ranges contribute primarily to the unique characteristics associated with the grain.

Origin of Basmati Rice?

Many a times people have asked what is the meaning of basmati rice. Basmati rice has been reported in India since the early days of the 19th Century though it may have been named differently. ‘Bas’ in Hindi language means “aroma” and ‘Mati’ means “full of” hence the word Basmati i.e. full of aroma. This rice is different from other rice mainly due to the aroma and elongation post cooking. Basmati rice is grown only in Northern India and in parts of Pakistan touching India. One can easily call it the Champagne of India.

What are different kinds of Basmati Rice?

There are many types of Basmati Rice varieties available in India. These are 1121 Basmati Rice, Sugandha Basmati Rice, 1401 Basmati Rice, Pusa Basmati Rice, Abukass Basmati Rice. We have the speciality in manufacturing and processing of all these varieties of rice as our factory is located in the area where all these varieties are cultivated by farmers. We purchase best quality raw material (paddy) directly from the farmers and from the foothills of Himalayas and process rice in our factory. Our rice is very nutritious as we procure our material from the selected areas where farmers use little or no harmful fertilizers, insecticides or pesticides. Length of our Basmati rice quality is XXXL in size and after cooking the length is guaranteed to be more than twice, along with a special aroma.

What are different kinds of Non-Basmati Rice?

It has been reported that there are 10000 varieties of rice in the world, the maximum number being in India. In fact, basmati rice equals to only 1% production of the total rice grown in India. Non-basmati rice comes in all kinds of different shapes and sizes. Some are long and slender, some are short and thick, some are like beads, and some may be round. None have the same characteristics as basmati rice i.e. they do not have both the aroma and post cooking elongation. Only some of the long slender rice is shaped like basmati rice and may have either the aroma or the elongation but not both.

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