Basmati rice is characterized by:
Basmati rice is considered to be the rice of the food connoisseurs. The aroma of Basmati rice imparts its novel characteristics that is unmatched by any other grain in the world.
- Superfine kernels,
- Exquisite aroma,
- Great taste,
- Silky texture,
- Delicate curvature, and
- Linear kernel elongation.
Roots of Basmati:
In the ancient South Asian language, Basmati means "Queen of Fragrance." The grain has been cultivated at the base of Himalayan range in India and Pakistan for thousands of years, in the areas where the Yamuna and Sutluj rivers flow.
Basmati originated in Punjab region of undivided India which now spans areas of both India and Pakistan. This explains why it’s only grown in these two countries and viewed as their cultural heritage.
Top quality basmati is primarily grown in the Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Ambala and Kalar regions.
Basmati also has some spiritual or physical aspects, according to the ancient practice of "Ayurveda." Ayurveda is a method of healthy living which includes concepts of mental, physical, social and spiritual harmony.
According to ayurveda, basmati is saatvic or pure and therefore, beneficial for the body and easy to digest. It is considered an excellent remedy for balancing your vata (metabolism) and pitta (energy production).
|Serving Size 1/4 cup (45 g) |
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 170 ||Calories from Fat 0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 35g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.