Rice basmati is a variety of long grain rice, notable for its fragrance and delicate, pronounced flavor.
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'Bas' in Hindi means "aroma" and 'Mati' mean "full of" hence the word Basmati i.e. full of aroma. Its name means "the fragrant one" in Sanskrit but it can also mean "the soft rice" and the word coincidentally means "my smile" in Arabic. It is, at times, also referred to as the Champagne of India.
Our Basmati variety is unique mainly due to the aroma and elongation of more than twice its original length post cooking, thereby making it a delicacy. It gives a distinct aroma, slender grain and fluffy texture when cooked. The fragrant rice intermingling with piquant notes of spices instantly whets the appetite.
In terms of physio-chemical characteristics, good basmati has an intermediate percentage of amylase (PA) content (a measure of starchiness) i.e. 20-25 percent (22 per cent is considered ideal). It also has an intermediate (4-6) to high (7-9) alkaline spreading value (ASV), which is a measure of the intermediate to high gelatinization temperature (when the shape and volume of the cooked rice get firmed).
Nutrition Facts per 100 Gram(s)*
Calories: 345 kcal
Calories from Fat: 4.5 kcal
Total Fat: 0.50 Gram(s)
Cholesterol: 0.00 Milligram(s)
Sodium: 0.00 Milligram(s)
Total Carbohydrates: 78.20 Gram(s)
Dietary Fiber: 0.20 Gram(s)
Sugar: 0.00 Gram(s)
Protein: 6.80 Gram(s)
Calcium: 10.00 Milligram(s)
Iron: 0.70 Milligram(s)
Quality & Certifications
Organic Certification: As per NOP (USDA), NPOP (Govt. of India)