Grains are small, hard, dry seeds (with or without attached hulls or fruit layers) harvested for human or animal food. Agronomists also call the plants producing such seeds ‘grain crops’. Main types of commercial grain crops are cereals such as wheat and rye, and legumes such as beans and soybeans.
Harvested, dry grains have advantages over other staple foods such as the starchy fruits (e.g., plantains, breadfruit) and roots/tubers (e.g., sweet potatoes, cassava, yams) in the ease of storage, handling, and transport. In particular, these qualities have allowed mechanical harvest, transport by rail or ship, long-term storage in grain silos, large-scale milling or pressing, and industrial agriculture, in general. Thus, major commodity exchanges deal in canola, maize, rice, soybeans, wheat, and other grains but not in tubers, vegetables, or many other crops
We do business in the following as part of our Grains segment.
India is the world’s second largest player in the export of rice with a production of over 155 million tonnes. We trade in various varieties of Indian rice of which the main ones are listed below.
Indian Basmati Rice
Basmati is a long grain rice known for its beautiful aroma, taste and texture. It is the most popular variety in India’s rice export. We supply both ‘traditional’ and ‘evolved’ varieties of basmati rice. Basmati varieties include 1121, Pusa, Indian Super, Punjab Basmati, Haryana Basmati, Kasturi and Mahi Sugandha.
Indian Non-basmati Rice
Non-basmati rice comes in various size, shape and other characteristics. We supply a wide range of non-basmati rice varieties including the following