Nutrition and DietBasmati rice: benefits and properties

Basmati rice: benefits and properties

Discover what are the nutritional benefits and the main properties of Basmati rice, one of the most consumed in India, and also one of the most popular.

We are probably facing one of the most well-known, popular and consumed rice dishes in the world, mainly in India, a country where it is very widely used. This is Basmati rice, a variety of rice that is grown in the foothills of the Himalayas, and that you can find today in many supermarkets in processed or whole form.

It is true that today it is possible to find an interesting diversity of different types and varieties of rice, so that on many occasions it is normal to have doubts when we are in front of the supermarket shelf, and we are not sure which one to choose.

We can choose white rice, wild rice, whole wheat, long grain or Basmati. And, precisely, an option to decide on one or the other could well be its different nutritional qualities. This time we want to know more about the benefits of Basmati rice.

Basmati rice nutritional benefits

From a nutritional point of view, there is no doubt that Basmati rice stands out for being one of the variety of rice with the highest nutritional content. For example, it is especially rich in the following nutrients:

  • Carbohydrates: it provides complex carbohydrates, which provide energy but progressively, not quickly as occurs with simple carbohydrates. 100 grams of Basmati rice provide 45 grams of carbohydrates.
  • Proteins: 100 grams of Basmati rice provide 10% of the recommended daily dose; in addition, it provides 8 essential amino acids.
  • Vitamins: its very high content of vitamins of group B stands out (especially B1, B3 and B6, in addition to B2 and B9). It also provides vitamin K.
  • Minerals: interesting contribution in manganese, magnesium, selenium, iron, calcium, potassium, copper and zinc.
  • Fiber: it is a food very rich in fiber.

As we can see, it is a food extremely rich in essential nutrients, highlighting its very high content of vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates and fiber.

On the other hand, it is interesting to bear in mind that it is a food whose consumption is recommended for people with diabetes, as long as the diet is controlled regularly and regularly.

Due to its fiber content, it becomes a suitable option when it comes to preventing constipation, while reducing the risk of colon cancer and keeping our intestines healthy.


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