Health & Wellness
Here are some of the nutritional benefits in basmati rice.
High Calorific Value: Basmati rice has high calorific value. About 200 grams of when cooked contains more than 200 calories and are thus the good source of instant energy.
Carbohydrates and Proteins: Various varieties of basmati are good sources of carbohydrates. For instance, 200 grams of contain about 45 grams of carbohydrates. The same quantity of basmati contains more than 4 grams of proteins.
Lower in Fat and Gluten: A bowl with 200 grams of rice contains less than 1 gram of fat. And it has no cholesterol at all. Besides, rice and all other basmati varieties are free of gluten. Those who don’t consume 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 the deficiency of these vitamins is not good for human body, their presence in royal basmati rice, brown rice and other varieties add to their nutritional benefits. These vitamins keep the heart, nervous system and digestive system in good health and are also beneficial for having a healthy skin.
Other Benefits: Iron is another important nutrient that basmati rice adds to one’s diet. In addition, the brown rice variety of basmati adds fiber content to the diet. Even the white rice basmati variety contains fiber, though it contains less than brown rice.
All of these healthy advantages make basmati rice a very sensible choice for your healthy diet.