ข้าว GI

GI: Every Grain of Rice Reflects its Identity

   The specific characteristics of each geographical area provide local rice varieties with their identity whose sources and features are unique. The registration of geographical indication (GI) provides protection for rice strains by certifying their origin and quality in relation to a farming community. This can be observed on the labels of Thai rice products as issued by the Intellectual Property Department of the Ministry of Commerce.
  Currently, nine types of rice have registered geographical indications and been given specific designations. These are:
Sang Yod rice of Phatthalung (registered Mar 14, 2006): a local red-tinted rice strain. Originally planted for ceremonial use in Phatthalung, the breadbasket of southern
Thailand.Hang Hom Sakonthawapi rice (registered Jul 26, 2006): slim-grained golden brown rice which underwent the Khao Hang process inherited from generations of formers Waritchaphum, Phangkhon, and Akat-amnuai districts of Sakon Nakhon province.
Jek Choei rice of Sao Hai (registered Feb 5 2007): the white rice typical to Saraburi province; is crumbly when cooked, keeps its form, is tasty, and does not spoil easily.
Pathiu yellow rice of Chumphon (registered Sep 26, 2007): heavy rice with tall stalks, elongated ears, growing well in saline soils in littoral zone. White and shiny when cooked, it is mostly grown in Pathiu district of Chumphon province.
Surin Hom Mali rice (registered Jan 31, 2005): is grown in Surin and was developed from Khao Dok Mali 105 and Kor Khor 15. It is soft and moist when cooked, with natural fragrance.
Thung Kula Rong Hai Hom Mali rice (registered Apr 28, 2006): this Hom Mali rice with renowned chracters, known alternatively as Khao Dok Mali 105 and Kor Khor 15; was planted in the vast fields of Thung Kula Rong Hai, which covers five northeastern provinces of Roi Et, Surin, Si Sa Ket, Maha Sarakham and Yasothon.
Kam rice of Lanna (registered Sep 17, 2008): sticky rice with black grains suitable for making desserts, with varieties in eight provinces of the upper North, namely Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Lamphun, Phrae, Nan, Phayao, and Mae Hong Son.
Khao Wong glutinous rice of Kalasin (registered May 16, 2007): indigenous glutinous rice planted only during the wet season in Kalasin province paddy fields where the soil is rich in silicon and calcium. The husk is brown, the grain sticky and soft. It is fragrant when cooked and remains soft a long time and does not stick to the fingers.
Leum Phua rice of Phetchabun (registered Apr 26, 2013): black-grained rice planted on land of 400-800 metres above sea level in Phetchabun province. It is rich in nutrients and fragrance, sand id soft and delicious.