What is Jasmine Rice ?

2023-02-10 16:12:16
What is Jasmine Rice ?

Jasmine rice is sown from the Jasmine 85 rice variety (IR 841-85) selected from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Imported in Vietnam in 1992 and widely produced in the Mekong Delta provinces.

I. What is jasmine rice 85 ?

Jasmine rice 85 is a fragrant rice grown in abundance in the Mekong Delta. This type of rice when cooked will have the aroma of jasmine flowers, the rice is soft and smooth, when cooled, it still retains its plasticity.

This type of rice is popular in many countries and is exported to countries such as the US, Europe, Iran, Iraq...

1. The origin

The rice was seeded from  jasmine rice line 85 (hybrid line IR 841-85) selected from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Rice varieties were introduced to Vietnam in 1992 and widely produced in the Mekong Delta provinces. Fragrant rice is about three times more sticky than American long-grain rice.

2. Characteristics of jasmine rice 85

Jasmine fragrant rice  has a clear white color, when cooked, there will be a gentle aroma of jasmine flowers. When cooked, the rice still retains a beautiful white color, is flexible and smooth, and has a strong flavor.

Besides, the quality of rice is also appreciated and meets export standards.

2.1. Jasmine's growth time 85

The growing time of  jasmine 85 rice variety  is very short, about 95-100 days. Compared with conventional rice varieties, the growing time of this rice variety is 40-80 days lower.

A year, rice will be grown mainly in two seasons: Summer - Autumn and Winter - Spring. This is the time when rice plants develop and grow best, bringing very high and bountiful yields.

2.2. Jasmine planting area 85

The jasmine 85 rice variety is popularly grown in southern Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. This rice variety has high yield and good disease resistance. Besides, the purchase price of rice is quite high and brings economic efficiency, so farmers like to grow this rice variety.

2.3. Identifying characteristics

It will be very easy for us to distinguish this rice from other common rice. Rice is characterized by long, slender, hard body, clear white color and few flat seeds. Rice also has a gentle jasmine fragrance, so it will be easy to distinguish it from other common rice.

Jasmine 85 Rice

II. Nutritional value that jasmine rice 85 brings

Jasmine rice 85  has a fairly high carbohydrate content. Besides, the calorie, macronutrient and calcium content is stable, giving users a delicious meal, full of nutrients.

The nutritional content per 150-gram serving of rice is as follows:

  • Energy: 200 Kca
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 46 grams
  • Fiber: 1.05 grams
  • Calcium: 19.5 milligrams.

IV. Pros and cons of Jasmine rice 85

Jasmine 85  is loved and chosen by many Vietnamese families. Why does this type of rice have advantages and disadvantages ?

1. Advantages of Jasmine rice 85

Jasmine 85 has the following outstanding advantages:

  • Rice is flexible, delicious, soft and very flavorful when cooked into rice.
  • Rice has a clear white color, large grains, so when cooked into rice, it will be very beautiful.
  • Rice brings many nutrients and energy to improve the health of users.
  • The fast growing time of rice helps rice to be supplied continuously.
  • Rice is low in fat and cholesterol which helps reduce the risk of arteries and heart disease.
  • The sodium content in rice is low, so it is not dangerous for people with high blood pressure and some other diseases.

2. Cons of Jasmine rice 85

Besides the great advantages, jasmine fragrant rice  also has some disadvantages such as:

  • Rice contains simple carbohydrates, so if you eat too much, you will be prone to obesity-related diseases. So eat rice in moderation..
  • When rice is stored for too long, it is easy to lose its quality, lose its original plasticity and aroma. Therefore, do not buy rice and store it for too long (over 6 months).

V. The use of jasmine rice 85

Jasmine 85  fragrant rice has very special uses for people in life:

  • Provides the necessary nutrients to nourish the body, bringing the most nutritious meals.
  • Has the ability to absorb moisture for the phone well: Usually, when the phone is dropped into the water, if we can't take it to repair in time, we will put the phone in rice. Rice will help to draw out all the water inside the phone and we can do the same with the watch.
  • Keep furniture from tarnishing: Dull furniture is often caused by humid air. To ensure that the furniture is always bright and not tarnished, we can preserve it in rice. Rice has the ability to absorb moisture, so it will remove all humid air.
  • Beauty: Rice water or rice bran is also used to beautify at home. Many women have used rice water and rice bran to whiten their skin.
Uses of jasmine rice

VI. The best way to cook and store jasmine 85 rice

How to cook rice to be fragrant, delicious, bold and flexible? How to preserve rice always delicious ?

1. Instructions to cook delicious rice

Not everyone knows how to cook delicious, flexible and fragrant rice. Sometimes, we know the recipe but still can't have the exact aroma and deliciousness. Below, we will guide you to cook fragrant rice properly and properly.

  • Step 1: Measure rice with a bowl or measuring device according to the needs of use and the number of people eating.
  • Step 2: Wash the rice with clean water 2-3 times.
  • Step 3: Prepare water according to the ratio of 200 grams (1 cup) of cooked rice with 250-300ml of water. Or we can use knuckles to measure proportions according to folk experience. According to folklore, the most reasonable proportion of water is approximately 1 knuckle of our index finger.
  • Step 4: Cook the rice for about 25 minutes, then open the lid and use chopsticks to loosen the rice to drain the water.

2. How to properly store rice ?

In order for rice not to be weevil, damaged or degraded, we should  preserve rice properly:

  • Rice should be stored in a cool, dry place.
  • After opening the package, it should be stored in a plastic container, jar and tightly closed. This will prevent insects from entering, causing moisture ...
  • Rice should not be placed in a humid, windy area.

3. Some notes when using rice

  • Do not wash the rice too thoroughly, as it will be easy to lose all the nutrients inside the rice grain. You should only wash the rice with 2-3 water to clean the dust on the outside of the rice grain.
  • Rice should not be stored for more than 6 months, as it will easily affect the quality of rice after cooking.
  • Rice should be stored in a cool, dry place.
  • Should buy rice at a reputable unit to avoid buying poor quality rice. This will mislead the original rice.

VII. Where to buy quality jasmine 85 rice?

In the market, there are many different types of rice and many different suppliers. However, not all units provide quality, reputable rice and do not mix rice together. To ensure you can buy quality rice, the right type, you should find reputable suppliers.

Where to buy quality jasmine 85 rice?

VIII. Price of jasmine rice 85

The price of Jasmine 85 rice will depend on market fluctuations. Besides, objective factors such as transportation fee, rice price, etc. also affect the price of rice. To ensure you receive accurate pricing information, please contact us via hotline 0974 083 222 for support.

jasmine rice 85  is very popular today and is exported a lot. If you want to buy this type of rice, you can find reputable suppliers. Hopefully, through this article, you will understand the characteristics of this type of rice and know how to distinguish rice.

If you are in need of buying rice or have questions, please contact us for support and advice.


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