Moisture content is basically the weight of water that is contained in the rice or paddy which is marilyn expressed in percentage. This is referred to the wet basis that means the total weight of the grain inclusive of water.
Why is it important?
It is extremely important to measure the content of moisture in the rice because of the managing and marketing of paddy and rice. Due to different purposes of rice that depends on different ideal moisture contents makes the testing of accurate moisture content essential.