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WHAT IS THE NUTRITION VALUE OF RICE ?

Rice is considered as a source of high nutrition among dietitians and health professionals. It possesses high value of vitamins and minerals such as thiamine, niacin, iron, riboflavin, vitamin D, calcium, and fiber. On the other hand it is cholesterol free, low in sodium and fats.

WHAT ARE THE STATISTICS OF USAGE OF RICE IN DIFFERENT REGION OF THE WORLD ?

Rice is one of the main sources of food all around the world, however it is more consumed in the region it is cultivated. Following are the statistics of regional rice usage:

  • Asia (416,459,000 t)
  • Latin America ( 17,188,000 t)
  • Africa ( 15,741,000 t)
  • Europe ( 2,550,000 t)
  • USA ( 2,704,000 t)
  • Australia ( 215,000 t)
  • Rest of the world ( 636,000 t)
  • World total (457,45 1,000 t)

WHO IS THE BIGGEST EXPORTER OF RICE ?

People's Republic of China is the biggest exporter of rice is Thailand followed by Vietnam and United States of America. [Statistics are sourced by Wikipedia]

WHAT KIND OF RICE IS REFERRED AS "AROMATIC RICE" ?

Aromatic rice is referred to multiple varieties of rice based on their aroma and flavor. The aroma is attributed to a much higher proportion of 2-acetyl 1-pyrroline, a naturally occurring compound found in all rice. Some of the popular brands classified as aromatic rice are Texmati, Konriko, Wild Pecan Rice, Uncle Ben's Aromatic, Jasmine, and Ellis Stansel's Popcorn rice.

WHAT IS BASMATI RICE ?

Basmati rice is also a kind of aromatic rice. It is majorly produced in South Asia. Basmati rice is renowned for its smell and taste.

WHAT IS GLUTINOUS RICE ?

Glutinous rice is referred to a sticky, waxy and sweet form of rice normally used in desserts. Its grains are either long or round and contain high percentage of amylopectin. High amount of starch in it make them stick together when cooked.

WHAT IS PARBOILED OR CONVERTED RICE ?

Parboiled or converted rice are treated with steam and pressure before milling, the process forced all the nutrients from the bran layer into the endosperm.

WHAT IS TEXMATI RICE ?

American basmati also sometimes known as texmati rice. It is basically a hybrid form of aromatic rice and regular long-grain varieties.

WHAT IS VALENCIA RICE ?

This form of rice is named after a province in Spain. It is medium-grain rice produced and available on a limited basis in specialty food shops.


 
 

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