Rice are rich in nutrients, carbohydrate, and glucose. It is a good source of energy.
At present day, rice is the global staple with a dominant consumption, especially in Asia. They are harvested and processed for food, desserts, snacks, medicine, or even non-edible and industrial products such as car wax, cosmetics and etc.
There are various rice species, both pure breed and genetic-modified (GMO). The dominant specie is Oryza Sativa – it is grown worldwide and mostly found in Asia.
In Thailand, “Indica Rice” breeds are the most eco-geographic compatible breeds grown nationwide. It is long and transparent white. There are 2 main types of Indica rice, “white rice” and “glutinous (or called waxy/sticky) rice”.
Thai White Rice
The world-known white rice cultivated in Thailand is “Jasmin rice (Hom-ma-li)”. It has unique properties of Jasmine scent, fine taste, high carbohydrate (around 80%), and rich in nutrients such as vitamin B1 and B2.
Thai Glutinous (Waxy) Rice
It is similar to the white rice, long grain but with opaque white color and more stickiness. The Northern and Northeastern have it as a dominant staple food.Back