Healthy and Delicious
Boasting a slew of health benefits as well as an incredibly low GI, TAJ Basmati Rice is the perfect rice substitute for those seeking a healthier option but yet do not wish to compromise on taste.
Hoping to reduce your carbohydrate intake, but can’t bear the thought of eliminating rice from your diet? Replacing regular white rice with basmati rice could be your best option.
Unlike white rice, which contains high carb content and has a high glycemic index (GI), basmati is an extremely healthy grain – it contains all eight essential amino acids, folic acid, is gluten free, low in fat and sodium, and has no cholesterol.
WHAT IS GLYCEMIC INDEX (GI)?
Glycemic Index is the ranking of carbohydrates on a scale of 0-100 according to the extent they raise blood sugar levels after consumption of a food that contains carbohydrates.
Unknown to many, white rice typically has a high glycemic index between 72 and 83, and foods with a high glycemic index of 70 and above can cause your blood sugar levels to peak within a short period of time, which could damage your blood vessels and nerves and, over time, contribute to heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and stroke.
BENEFITS OF LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX (GI) FOODS
The best part? Basmati is reputed for its low to medium GI. Foods that are low in GI are digested over a longer period of time, which will keep you feeling full for longer. This in turn prevents overeating, and helps in calories control.
Studies have also shown that lower GI carbohydrates produce lower average insulin levels over the day, which allows greater use of fat as the source of fuel.
Diabetes suffers, too, can enjoy low GI foods without worrying about affecting their blood glucose levels.
GREAT TASTING GRAIN
Apart from a slew of health benefits, basmati, which is commonly used in Indian, Middle Eastern and Persian cooking, is also appealing in terms of taste and texture – it features a slightly nutty fragrance and flavour with a beautifully fluffy texture.
HOW TO PREP
Basmati rice should ideally be soaked for at least 30 minutes before cooking. This allows the grains to absorb water and cook evenly without breaking.
TAJ AUTHENTIC BASMATIC RICE
As with purchasing other types of rice such as white rice and brown rice, there’s little doubt that consumers who are looking for basmati rice are pretty much spoilt for choice as well, with plenty of brands available in the supermarket. Therefore, if you are unsure of which one to pick from the slew of options presented to you, look no further than TAJ Authentic Basmati Rice.
Cultivated once a year in the pristine Indo-gangetic Plain beneath the Himalayan sub ranges, TAJ Basmati Rice has been tested and certified by Temasek Analytical Service Facility with an incredibly low GI of 51, making it the perfect rice substitute for health conscious individuals. In fact, its GI is even lower than other brown or whole grain rice.
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