Organic Basmati Rice - Uttarakhand
The “Organic Basmati Rice”, is from the beautiful fields of Uttarakhand, which is one of the largest producer of rice in India. They are organically grown and the geographical location and the pollution free environment of Uttarakhand gives rice a distinct flavor and aroma. It is hand harvested only and no pesticides, chemicals, insecticides or additives is used.
Basmati rice originated from India and in Hindi basmati means “Queen of fragrance”. It is popular throughout the world and India is largest producer and exporter of it and it is usually grown in North India. The distinctive characteristic of it is its structure. It is long, smooth in texture and has a unique aroma. It is dry, fluffy and elongates when cooked.
Organic Basmati Rice is rich in antioxidants and is a good source of energy as it contains high amount of carbohydrates. Though it is high in carbohydrates, but it contains very small amount of fats and no cholesterol and is gluten free. It contains proteins, calcium, iron, dietary fibers, potassium, zinc and vitamins like thiamine, folic acid and niacin. It is very nutritious and has numerous health benefits like-aids digestion, promotes heart health, promotes weight loss, prevents cancer, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, prevents insomnia, improves the functioning of brain and nervous system, boosts immunity, controls blood sugar levels, prevents constipation and strengthens bones, nerves and muscles.
Organic Basmati Rice is a traditional Indian rice and is used in preparation of almost all the cuisines. Even before hundreds of years, emperors in India used to consume it and now also it is consumed by everybody on a daily basis. It is used to make dishes like-biryani, pulao, fried rice, porridge, puddings, salads, soups etc and is also paired with curries, stews, lentil dishes, stir fried etc. It is also called as “Biryani Rice”. It can be steamed, boiled or fried. It is a low allergenic food and is a substitute for dairy products. It get cooked quickly as compared to other rices.