Thai Jasmine Rice is type of long grain rice, originating in Thailand kind of indica rice. World-renowned for its Cephalostachyum taste and unique aroma. Thai fragrant rice is the best quality rice in Thailand. This is because there has a special growth conditions, especially fragrant rice flowering period, where a cool climate, the bright sunlight, and gradually reduced in the soil during rice grain filling humidity play a very important role in the generation and accumulation of the flavor .
The History of Thai Rice
5000 years of history of rice cultivation in Thailand, but only the famous Thai jasmine rice is considered Thailand’s national pride. 1945, a farmer in eastern Thailand Chonburi (Chon Buri) found KDML aromatic rice varieties, KDML is the abbreviation of Khao Dawk Mali, Khao Dawk Mali Thai word for white jasmine. KDML seeds then spread to neighboring Chachoengsao, the government agriculture officials collected 199 rice in the central region of Thailand, Lop Buri House (Lop Buri Rice Experiment Station in Hu Gallery County Khok Samrong single spike the selection method KDML pure line breeding, screening out excellent lines and try to grow in the north, northeast and central regions of Thailand.May 25, 1959, officially named the Thai jasmine rice (Thai Hom Mali Rice, (Thai Hom Mali Rice or KDML 105), later to become one of Thailand’s main variety of applications. usually KDML105 yield is very low but through proper field management techniques can be achieve KDML105 high yield.
The standard of Thai Jasmine Rice
Thailand from the recently started the implementation of strict quality standards of Thai jasmine rice, marked with the title of the rice purity of 92%, that is mixed by the “jasmine rice” or “rice 15″ two kinds of rice and other low-level rice the former the proportion of not less than 92%. In addition,he humidity can not exceed 14%. This quality standard is actually already formulated in early 2002 is completed, but has not been implemented. The end of May, the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand rice traders stringent checks, if the requirements of “Thai Hom Mali Rice” in the title, they must meet this requirement.
1. The total appearance of a grain of rice should be slim.
2. The average length of the integrity of the whole grain of rice is not less than 7 mm.
3. The integrity of the whole grain of rice, the average width of not less than 3 mm.
4. The fragmentation rate does not exceed 4.5%.
1. A moisture content of no more than 14%.
2. Amylose content of between 12-19%.
3. A type of starch contained in the the amylose Department of a grain of rice, grain of rice in the hard and soft after cooking depends on the size of their contents.
4. Rice super-smooth, the lower amylose content, higher rice purity.
For Consumers, How to identify Thai Rice Authenticity?
Thai jasmine rice has the following characteristics: printed on the packaging “Thai Wai Maoting registered logo”, Thai jasmine rice purity not less than 92%; printed with the “Product of Thailand (Thailand); trademark barcode “885″ at the beginning.
Importers import the original packaging Thai jasmine rice and then packing for easy transportation, preservation and marketing.“QS” “69” Thai jasmine rice packaging repackaging “QS” mark, trademark bar code “69″ at the beginning, consumers can rest assured that the consumption of Thai jasmine rice. “CCIC (THAILAND) CO.,LTD“ Printed on the packaging “the Wuzhou test (Thailand) Co., Ltd.” or “CCIC, (THAILAND) CO LTD”.
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