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 HISTORY OF RICE   

The origin of rice has been lost in the ravages of time, but legend has it that it grew as a wild grass and was later cultivated by the inhabitants of South East Asia. Since then, invaders, traders and explorers popularized rice in the other parts of the world.                                                                                  
Today, rice is one of the most important food crops world-over and a staple diet of half of the entire global population. India and China are among the leading producers of rice, followed by Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, etc.

This golden grain is an excellent source of carbohydrates, some proteins and B complex vitamins. Yet, low on fats, making it easy to digest. A wide variety of rice is grown in different countries, but the aromatic long grained variety, ‘Basmati’ for which the Indian Sub Continent is justly famous, contains large amounts of “amylase”, a start that makes rice dry and fluffy when cooked.

The rich fertile soil and clear waters of the mighty Himalayan Rivers give basmati rice its legendary aroma and flavour. Oman Foods International brings this rich and fragrant Basmati Rice to the Sultanate of Oman.