Being famous for its pleasant aroma, jasmine rice is presented on the table of many families around the world. Unique characteristics, a rich nutrient profile, and beneficial health impacts contribute to the popularity of jasmine rice.
An overview of jasmine rice
Originated from Thailand, jasmine rice is a variety of fragrant rice that has a long-grain shape. The special aroma, which is like pandan leaves, makes the rice outstanding from other rice types. The texture is soft and sticky upon cooking.
Jasmine rice is mainly produced in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The major regions consuming jasmine rice are Asia and the Middle East due to its nice aroma and nutty flavor.
Jasmine rice’s varieties
The variation of jasmine rice depends on its color. Common varieties are white and brown rice.
The white version of jasmine rice is the most common variety. The translucent white color results from the removal of the grain’s outer part (the hull and the bran), and the good polishment.
On the other hand, brown jasmine rice retains the bran layers; therefore, it contains more fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Although being less common than white jasmine rice, the brown version is more nutritious than its counterpart.
Nutrition fact of jasmine rice
Jasmine rice is well-known for its rich content of carbohydrates even though it has fewer other nutrients.
A cup of jasmine rice contains
|Calcium||2% of the Daily Value|
|Iron||2% of the Daily Value|
You can intake more beneficial nutrients by consuming brown jasmine rice. One ¼ cup of brown jasmine rice has
- 160 calories
- 35 grams of carbs
- 2 grams of fiber
- 1 gram of fat
- 3 grams of protein
Impacts of jasmine rice
Apart from the impressive aroma, people choose jasmine rice because it has many influences on improving health conditions.
- Maintaining a healthy digestion
Brown jasmine rice with fiber-packed bran layers is useful to improve the digestive system. Fiber is responsible for normalizing bowel movements and supporting nutrient absorption.
- Promoting a happy pregnancy
Jasmine rice contains a rich source of folic acid – a crucial substance for pregnant women. Lack of folic acid can result in birth defects of the brain, spine, and heart. Therefore, it is highly recommended to eat jasmine rice for a happy pregnancy.
- Providing energy
To power up the body, jasmine rice is the right choice when it provides 181 calories and 39 grams of carbohydrates. Moreover, the starch will be converted into fuel, supplying energy to your body instantly.
How to preserve jasmine rice
The shelf life of jasmine rice is indefinite in case of being contaminant-free. However, brown jasmine rice requires more resources for storage than the white version. To maximize the storage time, you should put jasmine rice in airtight containers or sealed bags, and store them in a cool and dry area.
For cooked jasmine rice, putting it in a freezer can expand the storage time up to 6 months. Being stored in a refrigerator, cooked jasmine rice can be used within 4-6 days.
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