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Ten Facts about Basmati Rice

Have you ever heard of before for statistical which says that half the world's population of almost 6.6 billion people depends on rice as part of its main diet ?! Did you know that Asian farmers produce about 90 percent of the global rice production and that China and India together produce more than half of the total crop ?!

Basmati rice is the rice grown in Asia, and the word Basmati from a Balordoah origin is a variety of long-grain rice, which is the traditional agriculture in South Asia.

Here's 10 facts you should know about Basmati Rice:

1. The state of Haryana in India, is the largest area for the cultivation of basmati rice, which produces more than 60% of the total basmati rice production in India. In Pakistan's Punjab province is the largest in its cultivation.

2. Asian farmers produce (no more than one billion people) about 90 percent of global rice production, mostly in China and India and then Indonesia, Bangladesh and Vietnam.

3. There are more than 120,000 type of rice 0.10% of which are only grown for commercial purposes, with most of the rice consumed in the world in places of production.

4. In most developing countries, the growth of rice is synonymous with food security and is closely linked to political stability.

5. Rice crops needs between 90 and 200 days to mature.

6. Basmati Rice is renowned for its flavor and its distinctive taste as well as its brilliant color when cooking.

7. Basmati Rice contains high nutritional value as it contains a large amount of vitamin B as it contains anti-oxidant elements.

8. basmati rice contains the element magnesium, which contributes to the support functions of the nervous system in addition to selenium which strengthens the body's immunity and protects it from injury of various diseases and viruses element.

9. A new study revealed that Basmati rice prevents the formation of harmful fat layers around the arteries and prevents the deposition of cholesterol inside them, which reduces the chances of heart disease and vascular disease.

10. basmati rice contains a very small amount of fat and very high amounts of useful carbohydrates