Stiftung Warentest draws appalling record of basmati, Sanskrit with the fragrance”, is considered one of the finest rice varieties in the world. But Foundation Warentest awarded now at 16 of 31 products note deficient”, informs the portal for auctions on the Web auvito.de. Partly, the tested products contained not a single Korn Basmati. Basmati is grown for over 1000 years in Pakistan and India in selected regions at the foot of the Himalayas. Great Britain, former colonial Lord of the two lands, put for the exquisite rice the code of practice on Basmati rice”, a kind of purity, firmly.
This is to prevent improper mixing and understood as a guide defining the authenticity of 15 selected varieties of basmati. In addition, the code sets that only seven percent of foreign rice may be added. In their test series, the Stiftung Warentest focused after the British Reinheitsgebot, such a scheme exists for Germany is not yet. Five of the tested products contained more than the allowed seven percent foreign rice. The span ranged from 16 percent when Scheherazade to 100 percent when the brand Macariso by penny.
The tester tested the different products and on the use of genetically modified rice, however without success. Pollutants were identified in the majority of the controlled brands. Residues of plant protection products were found in 22 products, including five of six organic products. However, the EU limits were not exceeded. At the organic whole grain rice, green and Macariso of a penny the carcinogenic mold toxin aflatoxin B1 could be occupied. Due to the high concentration of the toxin in the products the goods not for trade may be authorised. Basmati rice is known for its typical aroma. Smell and taste have an individual note. But some of the products tested were rather a musty odor note that did not vanish even when cooking. The note deficient’ there for eight products that when cooking, glued and sometimes even verkochten.