Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bran Rice Oil

Are you looking for information on bran rice oil? Well, you've come to just the right post! Rice bran oil food use has been commercially produced in the United States by RITO since 1994. It has commonalities to many other common vegetable oils, rice bran oil offers several unique properties that make it exciting as a specialty oil in niche markets. It has a very appealing nut-like flavor and once extracted is stable with good fry-life. But perhaps its most notable feature is its high level of components of gamma-oryzanol and tocotrienols.

The bran fraction, which includes the germ or embryo in most milling operations, represents only about 8% of paddy weight but contains about three-fourths of the total oil (Juliano and Bechtel, 1985; Lu and Luh, 1991). Containing about 15-20% oil (the same general range of soybeans), rice bran is commercially feasible for oil extraction. Hope this information on bran rice oil is of use to you!

Look out for the next post where I'll show you some tasty recipes you can use with rice bran oil.

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