Rice Basmati White - 5kg
Rice - Wholefoods
Fair Trade Basmati Rice; both our basmati brown rice and polished white rice, come from the a rice growers co-operative in Kaddar. The rice is grown on the foothills of the Himalayas, in the Terai region which borders Nepal and India. Silt and nutrients in the waters of the upper Ganges river help maintain the natural fertility of the soil.
Basmati Rice* *from organic agriculture
Dietary Attributes -
(Typical values per 100g) ENERGY 346kcal/1470kJ PROTEIN 8.4g CARBOHYDRATE 76.1g Of which sugars 0.1g FAT 0.9g of which saturates 0.2g FIBRE 0.1g SODIUM Trace
The rice growing area is very special as it falls in a valley that floods once a year with the snow melt. This means the growers only get one crop a year from their fields, but each year the fields are fertilized by the melt waters. The result is spectacular rice, very white and firm with a fantastic fragrance. Growing organically in this area is very important as otherwise harmful residues and pesticides would run off into the rivers, affecting all those down stream. Being limited to one crop a year compared with two crops in other regions poses a few problems, so the Fair Trade rice premium ensures above market prices for the Basmati Rice plus a social premium that is paid directly to the co-operative and invested in projects nominated by the farming community.
WHITE BASMATI Highly prized for fragrance and length of grain our Basmati will swell and lengthen up to 2 times its dry length when cooked and serves as a bright white, fragrant rice. Second to none, it has very few brokens and chalks and has been double water polished so that is cooks very clearly.
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