The Grain of Life
Basmati Rice is nature's exclusive gift to the Indian sub-continent. No other rice in the world has this combined characteristic of exquisite aroma, sweet taste and the post cooking elongation.
The very word 'Basmati' has originated from Vasumati which means earth recognized by its unique fragrance. The full exposition of the word is from Hindi. Bas originating from Prakrit Vas which has a Sanskrit root-Vasay connoting aroma; and Mati meaning ingrained from the origin. According to Ayurveda, Basmati. the king of all varieties of rice, is saatvic or pure, is nourishing for the body tissues and is easy to digest.
Basmati rice has been known to the world since the early days of the 19th century through the British and the Portuguese. Also for millennium and more it's known to the Gulf the Mediterranean and up to Greece.
By virtue of its geographical position, water, soil quality and special weather conditions, this rice is different from any other rice varieties. It is grown only in Indo Genetic Terrain of Northern India.