Basmati Rice is one of the most demanded ingredients of the world. It is an indispensible 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 world economy. The delicacy and aroma of Basmati rice hypnotizes 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.
IR64 is renowned in the global market for the high yields. The rice has been grown and introduced by the International Rice Research Institute of Philippines. It is an indispensible 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.