DEFINITION AND SPECIFICATIONS OF MILLED RICE
Broken kernels: Kernels of rice which are less than three-fourths of whole kernels.(valid in EU & USA & MERCOSUR)
Brown rice: Whole or broken kernels of rice from which the hulls have been removed.
Chalky kernels: Whole or broken kernels of rice which are one-half or more chalky.
The following different classes in all origins and they are based on the percentage of whole kernels, and types of rice:
The two large family in rice world are Japonica Rice and Indica Rice . The main identification system is via the ratio between Length and thickness of the milled grain
Japonica Long Grain Milled
Length: mm 5,4
Thickness: mm 3 Ratio: L/T = 1,8
Amylase content: 16,76 (Japonica European variety)
Indica Long Grain Milled
Length: mm 7,61
Thickness: mm 2,62 Ratio : L/T =2,62
Amylase content: 26,47 (Indica European variety)