Basmati rice is native to India and Pakistan, with India being responsible for 2/3 of the global supply. Basmati rice has been cultivated for thousands of years in the foothills of the Himalayas. Today, it’s a staple in many Indian dishes and is enjoyed all around the world.
Most types of rice, particularly white rice, have a high glycemic index, basmati rice is much lower on the scale. With a glycemic index between 50 and 58, basmati rice is a low to medium glycemic index food. If you have diabetes, small portions of basmati rice can be a part of your healthy diet. It also contain a significant amount of fiber. The fiber in basmati rice is soluble, meaning it adds bulk and helps move waste along the digestive tract.
Basmati rice is high in B vitamins, including B1 (thiamine). It has 22% of your daily recommended intake in each serving. Thiamine is crucial for brain health, and a deficiency can lead to a condition called Wernicke encephalopathy.
Organic brown basmati rice.