Is jasmine rice healthier than Basmati?

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asked Feb 5, 2022 in Other-Food Drink by MorganD (1,290 points)
Is jasmine rice healthier than Basmati?

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answered Feb 5, 2022 by LindaHartzell (26,630 points)
Basmati rice is healthier than Jasmine rice especially for diabetics.

Both Jasmine and Basmati rice are low in fat and will give you a small protein boost.

However, basmati is a healthier choice for diabetics, as it has a lower glycemic index than jasmine rice (59 to jasmine's 89).

Both of these varieties are usually sold 'white'.

The difference between Jasmine rice and Basmati Rice is that Jasmine rice is plumper, softer, and a bit more moist than basmati, which has a firmer chew and drier character.

Both Jasmine Rice and Basmati Rice are both of the long grain variety, which means they cook up fluffy and not very sticky, so their grains remain distinct.

Jasmine rice is from Thailand and thus the name, Thai fragrant rice. Jasmine rice is also referred to as Thai Hom Mali rice.

It was originally named Khao Hom Mali 105 variety in 1954 in Thailand.

White rice is any polished rice which has its husk, bran, and germ removed.

Jasmine rice is originally from Thailand and is commonly used in Southeast Asian cooking.

This is a long grain variety of rice that has a subtle floral aroma and a soft, sticky texture when cooked.

Jasmine rice is good for losing weight as it's pretty low in calories and helps you feel full.

Other types of rice are also good for losing weight as well.

Bodybuilders eat Jasmine Rice because of the muscle gain from the Jasmine Rice and also for the nutrients that Jasmine Rice contains.

Varieties of brown rice such as Jasmine or Basmati still contain their germ and bran layers, meaning they provide fitness buffs with a range of important nutrients including B vitamins, bone-building phosphorus, and magnesium.

Low levels of magnesium may also contribute to or at least predict heart disease.

Jasmine rice is a long-grain variety of fragrant rice.

Its fragrance, reminiscent of pandan and popcorn, results from the rice plant's natural production of aroma compounds, of which 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline is the most salient.

Like all white rice, it's highly processed, which results in the loss of fiber and many nutrients.

However, whole-grain varieties of jasmine rice, which range in color from brown to red to black, may be a healthier option than white rice.

The difference between regular rice and Jasmine rice is that jasmine rice contains more calories than long-grain white (181 to 160 per cup), plus an added gram of fat, slightly more carbs, and a small amount of iron, which is absent in white rice.

Whole grain varieties of jasmine rice exist, and will provide more fiber.

Jasmine rice is a long-grain variety of rice grown mostly in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

It's also known as Thai fragrant rice.

Jasmine rice has a nutty flavor: in fact, some people say it tastes like popcorn!

It's very similar to basmati rice, but it has a shorter grain and is a little stickier.

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