Basmati Rice

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Multiple Varieties of Basmati Rice

Basmati rice has the most distinct flavor, aroma, and texture among all other types and varieties of rice. Growing, harvesting, and maturing this sort of rice is a true art form that has evolved over generations. You will find a large and varied collection of basmati rice by brand and type in the grocery section of Healthy Planet. 

You should know that it's not as simple as simply picking up the cheapest bag of white rice. The proper scent, grain length, milling process quality, and other aspects need to factor into your decision to buy the optimal basmati rice online (or in-store). 

Types: White and Brown Basmati

There are two types of basmati rice: white and brown. While this may be obvious to some, both have a distinct flavor and scent. White basmati is more refined, as its hull, bran, and germ are all removed during the production process. In the case of brown basmati, only the hull is removed. Both sorts are a delectable and nutritious addition to your diet, however, brown rice offers more fiber, nutritional content, mineral, and health benefits. Basmati is also often much lower in arsenic compared to other types of rice grown in the United States. You can buy either type of basmati rice from Healthy Planet online, where we offer an optimal selection of curated rice brands. 

Basmati Rice: Health Benefits

Both brown and white basmati rice has numerous health advantages compared to other grains. They are naturally gluten-free for those avoiding wheat, barley, and rye due to health reasons, digestive reasons, or just for optimal wellness. While both are nutritious, brown basmati rice (and all brown rice) has more fiber, B vitamins, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus compared to white basmati rice. It is also slower digesting for those with diabetes or high blood pressure. However, white basmati rice can be comparatively easier to digest for those with sensitive stomachs or digestive upset and is always significantly lower in arsenic than brown rice varieties. When eaten in moderation, white rice can be a healthy addition to your diet.