High Calorific Value:
Those looking for high energy food in their regular diet should prefer basmati rice over other varieties of rice.About 200g of basmati rice when cooked contains more than 200 calories and are thus the good source of instant energy.
Carbohydrates and Proteins:
Various varieties of basmati rice, including the very popular basmati rice are good sources of carbohydrates. For instance, 200g of basmati rice contain about 45g of carbohydrates. The same quantity of basmati rice contains more than 4g of proteins.
Lower in Fat and Gluten:
A bowl with 200g basmati rice contains less than 1g of fat. Moreover, this variety of rice doesn’t contain cholesterol at all. All these qualities make basmati rice a nutritionally apt food item for the regular consumption. Besides, all other basmati rice varieties are free of gluten. Those who don’t consumer gluten rich cereals and grains due to health issues find basmati rice to be a great alternative.
Rich Source of Vitamins:
Basmati rice is a good source of various vitamins including niacin and thiamine. While deficiency of these vitamins is not good for human body, their presence in royal basmati rice, brown rice and other basmati rice varieties add to their nutritional benefits. These vitamins keep heart, nervous system and digestive system in good health and are also beneficial for having a healthy skin.
Iron is another important nutrient that basmati rice adds to one’s diet. In addition, the brown rice variety of basmati adds fiber contents to the diet. Even the white rice basmati variety contains fiber, though it is less in value than compared to brown rice.
Considering these health benefits, basmati rice is fast becoming the preferred item of rice foods in many countries.Rice exporters in Delhi and other cities of the country are fast becoming the dominant Basmati rice exporters to various foreign markets; thanks to the nutritional benefits that makes basmati rice an export quality item.