The major exporters of long-grained rice to the world market are India, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Vietnam. Currently, the prices for raw long-grained rice from India are hovering around 340-350 dollars on a fob basis, which is much less than other countries, giving Indian exporters an edge in African and Southeast Asian markets.
Introduction to Jasmine Rice
Termed as the Queen Of Premium Aromatic Rice varieties, Jasmine Rice is solely cultivated in the bountiful regions of Thailand and Vietnam.
As Per the statistics, Thailand is one of the largest rice exporters in the world, constantly topping the list with its premier quality and exceptional taste.
Jasmine rice is also known as Thai Fragrant Rice or Hom Mali rice. It was originally grown in Thailand, where it is known as Khao Hom Mali. Hom Mali rice has been grown in the Thai subcontinent for millennia. It was first cultivated for the royalty of the Kingdom of Siam.
Basmati Rice is one of the most demanded ingredients in the world. It is an indispensable staple diet. As India is the world’s largest producer of quality basmati and non-basmati rice, a huge amount of rice is exported to the world annually. A large portion of the rice export by India contributes to the world economy. The delicacy and aroma of Basmati rice hypnotize people, thus adding more rice-loving people to its forte. It has an average length of 7.5mm to 8.8mm with a potential to expand twice its kernel size after cooking.
IR 64 Parboiled Rice is renowned in the global market for its high yields. The rice has been grown and introduced by the International Rice Research Institute of the Philippines. It is an indispensable staple diet ranging from Gulf Biryani to Awadhi Tehri(Indian Fried Rice).
Rice is the main staple diet for more than half of the world’s population. India holds the unique distinction of being the largest exporter of basmati and non-Basmati rice. The leading producers of rice in the world are countries like China, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Bangladesh.
Sona Masoori rice falls under the category of non-basmati rice. The commodity is grown largely produced in the Tungabhadra belt of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The debate of basmati v Sona Masoori rice has raged for many years. Each one has its own share of supporters and detractors.