Have you ever wondered why the price of basmati rice is high..this is the reason…

Basmati rice is what we all remember to make Hyderabad Biryani. Along with its fragrance, it is also expensive. Do you know why this rice is so expensive..but read this.

Have you ever wondered why the price of basmati rice is high this is the reason MKA

First Published Mar 8, 2023, 7:08 PM IST

Rice consumption is very high in India. Rice is grown in every region of the country. A variety of dishes are prepared with rice. There are different varieties of rice available in India, but Basmati is different among all of them. India is also the largest exporter of basmati rice. It has a huge demand in foreign countries too. For example, it is in high demand in the Gulf countries. Rice is exported from India to Europe, Middle East, America etc. Basmati rice is very good but very expensive. This is the reason why people generally don’t use it every day. But have you ever wondered why this rice is so expensive? There are not one, not two, but five reasons why basmati is expensive. Let’s know about them here.

Basmati is very large in size
The first biggest reason is that Basmati rice is very large in size compared to regular rice. A nut is 8.44 mm long. No other rice has its exact size. Basmati rice is used in making biryani, pulao etc.

Companies have to build specific warehouses for this process so that the aging process of rice can continue without defects. The temperature should be adjusted for this. Since it takes a lot of time to do all this, the price of Basmati goes up a lot.

Basmati smells good
Basmati rice smells super when cooked. Additionally, the rice blooms after it is cooked. Basmati rice contains a compound called ‘2-acetyl-1-pyrroline’ which makes it fragrant. Basmati doubles in size after cooking. Hence its demand is very high.

Basmati rice is rich in nutrients while Basmati is rich in nutrients. Basmati rice may be expensive, but it is a healthy option. Basmati rice has a low glycemic index. This is the reason why it is considered a good option for diabetic patients to prevent insulin levels from rising.

It is also low in carbohydrates and calories. Eating basmati rice increases energy levels. Anyone who has cholesterol problem is also advised to eat this rice. That is why it is considered the best.

Basmati rice is not easy to grow
When it comes to growing basmati rice, it must be understood that it is not easy to grow. It does not grow everywhere. It needs the right climate as wind can damage its plants. Basmati rice plants are taller than regular rice, so they also need to be taken care of. Basmati rice is expensive for these reasons.

Last Updated Mar 8, 2023, 7:08 PM IST

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