Why is jasmine rice sticky?

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asked Feb 5, 2022 in Other-Food Drink by MorganD (1,290 points)
Why is jasmine rice sticky?

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answered Feb 5, 2022 by LindaHartzell (26,630 points)
Jasmine rice is sticky due to the amylopectin starches that gelatinize during the cooking process.

Jasmine rice is considered whole grain.

Jasmine Rice provides a number of nutrients that are lacking in more refined varieties.

It's rich in selenium and manganese, which help fight cancer cells and promote overall health.

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.

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