- Basmati means the “prince of fragrance” or “the perfumed one” due to its unique aroma and delicately nutty taste.
- Basmati has been revered for centuries, including by Moghul Emperors
- People in Europe, America and the Middle East (in particular Saudi Arabia), are consuming more Basmati than ever before. Increased prosperity in India is also boosting demand.
- Demand for Basmati in the UK is soaring. Many British consumers use it as a vital cooking ingredient. It is the dominant rice product in the UK, accounting for nearly half of the rice consumed.