Ancient grains refer to grains and pseudocereals that have been minimally changed by selective breeding over recent millennia. We source all of our grains from countries that have a total ban on all GMO's, herbicides and pesticides, such as Turkey & Kyrgyzstan. Only 22 countries out of almost 200 around the world have a total ban on GMO food. An article published by the Scientific American also proves that almost ALL "Organic" food in the US is poisoned with chemicals and we must source real organic food from outside of the US. There are over 20 chemicals commonly used in the growing and processing of organic crops that are approved by the US Organic Standards. We are pleased and honored to be offering these ancient grains from these total ban GMO countries with no GMO, chemicals or pesticides, you will taste the difference.
Basmati rice is long grain rice, meaning it is longer and thinner than other types of rice. It has a nutty flavor and a light and fluffy texture.
Basmati rice has a long history, dating back hundreds of years. It is believed to have originated in the Himalayan region and was brought to India by traders and missionaries. Basmati rice is now one of the most popular types of rice in India and Pakistan.
BASMATI RICE NUTRITION FACTS
One cup (163g) of cooked white basmati rice provides the following nutrition:
- 210 calories
- 5 grams of protein
- 0.5 grams of fat
- 46 grams of carbohydrate
- 0.7 grams of fiber
It is a good source of folate, thiamine, selenium, niacin, copper, iron, vitamin B6, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium. Brown basmati rice is slightly higher in calories, carbohydrates, fiber, and some vitamins and minerals.
Basmati rice is high in carbohydrates with 46 grams per cup (cooked). While this may seem high, remember that not all carbohydrates are unhealthy. Your body needs carbohydrates for energy.
Basmati rice provides 5 grams of protein per cup (cooked). Protein is an important nutrient responsible for many functions in the body. Our bodies use protein to build and repair tissues, provide energy, and support the immune system. Protein is also important for weight management as it helps you feel full and reduces hunger.