If you think rice is just rice, here are just a few of the reasons why Basmati is best and why to choose Basmati over ordinary rice.
Basmati is gluten-free and low in fat. It contains all eight essential amino acids, folic acid, and is very low in sodium and has no cholesterol. Basmati has a low to medium glycaemic index, meaning that energy is released at a slower, steadier rate leading to a more balanced level of energy.
Tilda Basmati® tastes like no other rice on earth. Unlike ordinary long grain rice the light, fluffy texture of Basmati’s long, slender grains offers the palate a totally different experience in terms of mouth-feel and taste – distinctive, unique and slightly ‘nutty’.
Likened to champagne, Tilda Pure Basmati® is steeped in centuries of legendary tradition and heritage. Like a fine wine, Basmati improves with age, and relies entirely on nature for its very special characteristics. We store our Basmati for months in order for it to mature, before carefully milling, resulting in a deeper and richer flavor.
There is only one Basmati harvest a year and the plant requires specific weather conditions to mature and flourish. It is much taller than other rices, and so is prone to wind damage. Its delicate make-up explains the constant need for vigilance and care by the farmer, yet allows the plant to develop its complex and unique flavor and characteristics.
For over 40 years, we have been committed to preserving this legendary rice. We consider ourselves ‘Guardians’ of Basmati and from the very beginning have worked tirelessly to ensure that the legend of Pure Basmati continues to flourish.