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Rice Bran Oil

Rice bran oil is the oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice. It suitable for high-temperature cooking methods such as stir frying and deep frying. It is popular as a cooking oil in several Asian countries, including Japan and China.

An oil made from rice bran that consists mainly of oleic, linoleic, and palmitic fatty acids. It is used in salad oil, cooking oil, and hydrogenated shortenings.

Health Benefits of Rice Bran Oil:

1.Bran Health Oil contains the right amount of oryzanol (antioxidant) to provide cholesterol lowering properties.

2.It also helps reduce triglycerides (a kind of blood fat), reduces the bad cholesterol (LDL) and improves the good cholesterol to bad cholesterol ratio which is very important for heart health.

3.Rice Bran Oil has a balanced fatty acid profile close to the World Health Organization (WHO), American heart association’s (AHA), the National institute of Nutrition (NIN) and the Indian Council of medical research (ICMR) recommendation.

4.Rice Bran Oil has more antioxidants as compared to other cooking oils. This essentially results in health benefits like :-
  • Better Skin : Squalene softens the skin as it is a natural moisturizer . This effectively helps delay wrinkle formation and protects the skin from sun damage and maintains a healthy skin tone.
  • Enhances the immune system : Due to its high antioxidant content, it fights the free radicals that harm the immune system thereby protecting the body from disease. Besides benefiting the lipid profile, oryzanol also has anti dandruff and anti ageing properties.
  • Helps prevent cancer : Rice Bran Oil is rich in tocopherol and tocotrienols (vitamin  E) which are powerful antioxidants. These are anti-mutagenic elements that curb the cancer causing free radicals thereby reducing cancer risk. Until recent times the health aspects of Rice bran oil have not been adequately highlighted. It is important for people to know that rice bran oil has not only cholesterol lowering properties but also has anti viral, anti itching and anti cancer effects.
  • Nervous system and endocrine health : The antioxidants found in Rice Bran Oil also benefits the nervous system. Vitamin E helps improve neurological functioning and balances the endocrine hormones.

5.It has a high heat stability which is important when you are looking for a healthy cooking oil.   

6.This allows less oil to be absorbed by the food. Thus making it lesser in calories and therefore beneficial for your waist line and health in general.

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Nutrition Data for Oil, rice bran (04037)

NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 tablespoon1 cup1 tsp
Water0 g0 g0 g0 g
Energy884 kcal120.224 kcal1927.12 kcal39.78 kcal
Protein0 g0 g0 g0 g
Total lipid (fat)100 g13.6 g218 g4.5 g
Carbohydrate, by difference0 g0 g0 g0 g
Fiber, total dietary0 g0 g0 g0 g
Sugars, total0 g0 g0 g0 g
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 tablespoon1 cup1 tsp
Calcium, Ca0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
Iron, Fe0.07 mg0.00952 mg0.1526 mg0.00315 mg
Magnesium, Mg0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
Phosphorus, P0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
Potassium, K0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
Sodium, Na0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
Zinc, Zn0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 tablespoon1 cup1 tsp
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
Thiamin0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
Niacin0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
Vitamin B-60 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
Folate, DFE0 µg0 µg0 µg0 µg
Vitamin B-120 µg0 µg0 µg0 µg
Vitamin A, RAE0 µg0 µg0 µg0 µg
Vitamin A, IU0 IU0 IU0 IU0 IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)32.3 mg4.3928 mg70.414 mg1.4535 mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)24.7 µg3.3592 µg53.846 µg1.1115 µg
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 tablespoon1 cup1 tsp
Fatty acids, total saturated19.7 g2.6792 g42.946 g0.8865 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated39.3 g5.3448 g85.674 g1.7685 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated35 g4.76 g76.3 g1.575 g
Cholesterol0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 tablespoon1 cup1 tsp
Caffeine0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2013. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page
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