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The Cultivation and Health Benefits of Jasmine Rice

Aiswarya R Nair
Aiswarya R Nair

Jasmine Rice is one of the most delicious rice in the world. This is mostly cultivated in Thailand. There are two kinds of Jasmine Rice. One is White Jasmine Rice and the other one is Brown Jasmine Rice. Brown Jasmine Rice contains more nutrients than white ones. 

If you eat brown jasmine rice, you will get more nutrients from it. Apart from carbohydrate, it also contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals. People who regularly consume brown jasmine rice are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Jasmine rice has a long shape. This rice smells good and tasty when cooked. The aroma of jasmine rice is due to the evaporation of 2-Acetyl-1-pyrroline during boiling. 

How to Grow Jasmine Rice 

Jasmine rice is best harvested in mild climates. Jasmine rice is widely harvested in large fields. But it can also be cultivated in small areas such as backyard, bungalow etc. 

To cultivate jasmine rice, choose a place that gets plenty of sunlight and water. If weed removal is not very important, the crop will not get the required space and nutrients. Before sowing, the seeds should be soaked in water for 12 - 36 hours, after which the seeds are dug into small pits. Then cover with soil. The pits are dug in the same rows. Watering daily should always be done in moist soil. Beds should be built around them to allow water to build up. After 90 to 180 days, when the jasmine rice plant is 15 inches long, it should be drained and allowed to dry. Jasmine rice is then removed from the stalks by machine or by hand. 

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