With the term “Special Rice” we wanted focus on the rice varieties that stand out among the common varieties of rice on the market and that are occupying a large slice of the national and internatinal market including:
- Italian aromatic rice
- Basmati rice
- Black rice Red rice
- Giant embryo rice
Italian aromatic rice
There are different varieties of aromatic rice developed and grown directly on the Italian territory, which may be considered an excellent and more than viable alternative to many of the international aromatic varieties (Basmati, Jasmine, etc.).
Basmati rice is cultivated mainly in India, Pakistan and some varieties even in the United States and is characterized by its unique aroma. Today there are several varieties of Basmati, but eighteen only are the ones that they can present the unmistakable originality. Some of these varieties are certificated by the Governments of origin countries.
Black and Red rice
Whole grain rice which have a pigmentation of the pericarp (Black, Red, etc.) due to a large concentration of anthocyanins, potent natural antioxidants. Like the other whole rice, this kind of rice have: higher content of fiber, minerals and vitamins than the white milled rice.
Giant embryo rice
Whole grain rice with a bigger embryo than a conventional rice variety. One aspect that determines its higher content of nutrients compared to a conventional rice. Specifically the giant embryo varieties can be rich in phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B6 and can be a source of potassium and Vitamin E and are also rich in fiber.