MANILA, Philippines – Rice is a staple not only in many Filipino dishes but in many South, Southeast and East Asian cuisines. Jasmine rice takes its name from the fragrant jasmine flower, and the origins of these long grains can be traced back to Thailand, where it is commonly known as Thai Hom Mali Rice or Thai Fragrant Rice. It is prized for its sweet-smelling aroma, unique flavor, and soft texture when cooked.
Royal Umbrella Rice is sourced from the finest fields in Thailand and is a chemical- and toxin-free rice. One of its signature products, Royal Umbrella Orange, is a delicious jasmine rice that pairs perfectly with many dishes and it contains a variety of nutrients that protect against chronic diseases. Here’s how:
- It’s rich in iron
Iron is an important mineral that is involved in many metabolic processes in the body. By eating foods rich in iron – like jasmine rice – you can prevent conditions like iron deficiency anemia.
- It’s a natural source of fiber
Fiber helps lower and control blood sugar levels and manages cholesterol levels in the blood. Eating a healthy amount of jasmine rice each day provides the necessary fiber intake that promotes healthy digestion.
- It promotes a healthy heart
Jasmine rice contains an abundance of antioxidants. These compounds help protect the body against stress and cell damage. One vitamin found in rice is vitamin B3, which is important for heart health and fighting cardiovascular diseases.
- It benefits pregnancies
Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is an important nutrient found in jasmine rice that benefits pregnant women. Vitamin B9 plays a pivotal role in fetal development, protecting against certain birth defects that may affect a baby’s brain, spine or spinal cord.
When added to a balanced diet of leafy greens and lean proteins, you can maintain your health with the numerous health benefits that jasmine rice offers.
Royal Umbrella is currently available in all local supermarkets and online through LazMart by Lazada. Prices start at P350.00. Follow Royal Umbrella Philippines on Instagram and Facebook to learn more.
About Royal Umbrella Rice
Royal Umbrella Rice is sourced from the best of Thailand’s natural resources. The grains are selected using advanced technology and processed under stringent procedures to ensure the highest standards. Royal Umbrella is exported to more than 100 countries around the world and was the winner of the 2009 World’s Best Rice Award during the World Rice Conference in the Philippines.