Paddy is raw rough rice kernel covered with husk which upon milling yields Rice. “Basmati” is long grain aromatic rice grown for many centuries in the specific geographical area, at the Himalayan foot hills of Indian sub-continent,
blessed with characteristics extra- long slender grains that elongate at least twice of their original size with a characteristics soft and fluffy texture upon cooking, delicious taste, superior aroma and distinct flavor, Basmati rice
is unique among other aromatic long grain rice varieties.
Agro- climatic conditions of the specific geographical area as well as method of harvesting, processing and aging attribute these characteristic features to Basmati rice. Owning to its unique characteristics the “scented Pearl”
lends a touch of class that can transform even the most ordinary meal into a gourmet’s delight.
India accounts for over 70% of the world's basmati rice production. A small portion of that is being grown organically. Basmati was introduced to the Middle East by Hindu traders. It remains not only an important part of various
South Asian cuisines, but now is also used extensively in Persian, Arab, and other Middle Eastern cuisines as well. India and Pakistan are the exclusive growers and exporters of this type of rice.
Basmati rice has a typical pandan-like (Pandanus amaryllifolius leaf) flavour caused by the aroma compound 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline. Basmati grains contain about 0.09 ppm of this aromatic chemical compound naturally, a level that is
about 12 times more than non-basmati rice varieties, giving basmati its distinctive spicy fragrance and flavour. This natural aroma is also found in cheese, fruits and other cereals. It is a flavoring agent approved in the
United States and Europe, and is used in bakery products for aroma.
In India Basmati Rice produce in the states of Punjab, Haryana J & K, Himanchal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand and western Uttar Pradesh.
Basmati paddy is neither imported nor exported. However basmati rice is exported and there is no import as India is the largest producer of Basmati Rice followed by Pakistan.
Paddy Basmati Contract Specification
Paddy Basmati Product Leaflet