Tilda, the UK’s number one Basmati rice, is proud to announce it has been found best for taste out of 30 Basmati rice brands in an independent survey by The Foundation For Product Testing (Stiftung Warentest, the Germany equivalent to the UK Which? report).
Experts testing the rice brands concluded that Tilda Pure Basmati Rice stood out from all the other rice for its intense aromatic flavour and purity of grains. All Basmati rice brands were tested for quality of grain, sensory evaluation and authenticity, and over half of the brands tested failed in at least one of these areas.
Tilda Pure Basmati Rice was the only rice found to be 100% pure Basmati. While the current code of practice states that rice can be labelled ‘Basmati’ even with up to 7% of other grains, over five of the rice brands tested contained more than this, and so should not be described as Basmati. The experts commented that the other rice brands ‘smelt musty, clumped together or did not contain a single grain of Basmati’.
Jon Calland, head of external affairs at Tilda comments, ‘We have always been proud of Tilda’s scrupulous attention to detail in selecting the best grains and DNA testing to ensure that Tilda Pure Basmati is just that – pure Basmati. We are delighted that this, together with its superior aroma and flavour has been recognised by such an esteemed testing panel.’
Tilda Pure Basmati is the UK’s number one Basmati brand by volume and value. This year Tilda is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Basmati remains at the heart of Tilda and the company is committed to preserving the authenticity of the grain.
For recipe suggestions using Tilda Pure Basmati Rice, visit www.tilda.com