Pure Food Essentials White Basmati Rice 1kg Basmati is a long, thin, fragrant rice traditionally sourced from India. Pure Food Essentials basmati rice is a pale, off-white coloured grain. It is sourced from the rich, fertile mountain regions of Northern India, from hill tribe traditional farmers. These traditional farmers practice only organic, sustainable farming methods. Culinary Uses The characteristic aromatic flavour of basmati rice comes from the compound 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline. Basmati rice contains about 12 times more than non-basmati rice varieties. Basmati rice is often served as an accompianment to curries and stir fries It is also used in pilafs, pilaus, stews, soups and salads. Health Benefits Basmati Rice is a complex carbohydrate containing all 8 essential amino acids. With a lower glycaemic index than white rice basmati may be beneficial to those suffering from type 2 diabetes. Rice is a great source of fibre, it also serves as a prebiotic that can enhance the over-all health of the gut.