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How are rice graded?

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Sep 30, 2021
Edited By
Jinwoo Cheon
Sep 30, 2021
Edited By
Jinwoo Cheon
The grade of Indian rice can be classified into 3-grade categories as common variety, fine variety, and superfine variety. Grades of rice are also based on % of full grain with % age of broken.

- Grades of rice are generally classified into 3-grade categories, as per Indian government notified standards (also followed in other countries):

  • Common variety - Rice grain measures less than 6mm in length. The ratio of length & thickness is <2.5;
  • Fine variety - Rice grain is < 6mm length, The ratio of length & thickness is in b/w 2.5 to 3 or Rice grain length 4.5 mm with the ratio of length & thickness as 2.0 to 2.5; and
  • Superfine variety - The length of the rice grain is <6mm. The ratio of length and thickness is <3.0.

- Grades of rice are also based on % of full grain with % age of broken:

  • Premium grade a 95% full grain;
  • 1st grade a 85% full grain;
  • 2nd grade a 75% full grain; and
  • 3rd grade a 65% full grain.
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