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Rice bran oil, suitable for high temperature cooking. Widely

Postby BeeTooman » Dec 18, 2007 12:56 am

Rice bran oil, suitable for high temperature cooking. Widely used in Asia.[67]
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Rice bran oil is the oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice. It is notable for its very high smoke point of 490° F (254° C) and its mild flavor, making it suitable for high-temperature cooking methods such as stir frying and deep frying.[1] It is popular as a cooking oil in several Asian countries, including Japan and China.[2]

Rice bran oil contains a range of fats, with 47% of its fats monounsaturated, 33% polyunsaturated, and 20% saturated. The fatty acid composition of rice bran oil is:[3]


The oil may also offer some health benefits, as it is rich in both vitamin E and γ-oryzanol, an antioxidant that may help prevent heart attacks;[4] phytosterols, compounds believed to help lower cholesterol absorption; [5][6] and relatively high amounts of vitamin E.





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