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Basmati rice is a high-value, long-grain aromatic rice grown in certain areas of the IndoGangetic plains in Northern India and Pakistan. The name “Basmati” is derived from two Sanskrit words, “vas” meaning scent or aroma, and “mayup” meaning ingrained.1  The Asian community in the UK introduced Basmati rice as part of Asian cuisine, which rapidly grew in popularity, until by the end of the 20th century Basmati rice became the largest selling type of rice in the UK. Basmati's high value is based on its unique organoleptic properties, in that it has a characteristic aroma in both raw and...

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