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Lotus Foods Seeks to Preserve Traditional Dehraduni Basmati Rice

Lotus Foods is extending its line of exceptional heirloom, organic and specialty rices with an authentic Indian basmati – Dehraduni basmati. Dehraduni’s famed flavor, fragrance and elongation are what elevated basmati rice to one of the world’s most recognized and best-loved rices. Dehraduni basmati is a long slender, aromatic grain that almost doubles in length when cooked. The word “basmati” comes from the Sanskrit word for fragrant.

Dehraduni basmati is recognized as the “mother of all basmati.” It is a landrace, which means it is a locally adapted variety with a distinct identity of historical origin and lacks any formal crop improvement. Landraces are often genetically diverse and associated with traditional farming systems. They are closely associated with traditional uses, knowle…

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September Issue Now Available

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KeHE to Open Distribution Center in Colorado

KeHE is opening its newest distribution center in Aurora, Colorado, a Denver suburb, on August 31. The 270,000 square-foot LEED Gold-certified facility employs energy-efficient practices, including its HVAC system, lighting and 80,000-square-foot freezer and cooler space.

Following the ribbon-cutting and tours of the facility, guests will have an opportunity to participate in a “pick & pack” activity to help local families in need. One thousand boxes of food, including soup packets provided by Women’s Bean Project, will be distributed to Children’s Hunger Fund agencies and Food Bank of the Rockies.

 

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