It is a grain of grass plant with scientific name Oryza Sativa. It is the staple food to most of the Asian countries that constitutes a large portion of world population. It is the oldest known cultivated grain in the world.

There are over 40000 varieties of rice available around the world. It is generally divided into 3 categories viz Long, Medium and Short grains. They are further classified as Raw Rice and Parboiled varieties.

Raw Rice

This is produced from matured paddy that is dried and milled to extract rice in raw form.

Basmati Rice

This is an aromatic and long grained rice variety cultivated in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Parboiled Rice

Parboiled rice is made by pressure boiling the husked grains and dried before milling. This helps in retaining proteins and minerals contained in the husk.

Basmati Rice

Brand : Feata

Sella 1121, Pusa 1509, Traditional

Parameters Value
Average Length 8.35 mm
Elongation after cooking 2.5 times
Moisture content 13 %
Chalky NIL
Broken 0.5 - 1 %

Non Basmati Rice

Brand : Feata

Parboiled, White, Sona Masoori, Ponni, etc.,

Parameters Value
Average Length 6.00 ++ mm
Moisture content 14 %
Chalky 3 % Maximum
Broken 5, 10, 20, 100 %
Quality 100 % Sortex

Health Benefits of Rice

  • Great Source of Energy
  • Excellent source of Vitamins and Minerals
  • Helps in preventing Cancer, Hypertension and Obesity
  • Good in prevention of Dysentery
  • Gives relief from Diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome