Rice Bran Oil, obtained from rice bran, a byproduct of rice milling is a unique edible oil with nutritionally desirable attributes compared to other edible oils. Its fatty acids composition is nearer to that recommended by nutritionist ideal for edible purpose. It has cholesterol lowering property attributed to Oryzanol, a minor constituent present in the oil. It contains minute quantities of nutritionally valuable constituents such as Tocopherols, Sterols, Squalene etc., which are important for promotion and maintenance of good health.
- DR. A.B. Afzalpurkar, Dy. Director,
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
Rice Bran Oil is a unique edible oil with nutritionally desirable attributes compared to other edible oils. It has Cholesterol lowering property attributed to Oryzanol, a minor constituent present in the oil. In fact, in Western countries this oil is considered as ‘Health Food”.
-Dr. A.B. Afzalpurkar, Dy. Director,
-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
The most balanced & versatile oil in the market and the closest to the American Heart Association’s recommendation is Rice Bran Oil.
-Dr. A.L. Gerhardt & Dr. Gallo,
-Dept. of Medicines, University of California, U.S.A
Rice Bran Oil acts as natural anti-oxidant, lowers cholesterol level in the blood, effective in reducing menopausal symptoms. The oil should be used as the sole cooking medium for effective Heart care as well as overall human nutrition
-Dr. G.S. Kaira. Sr. Invasive Cardiologist,
-Fortis Heart Institute, Chandigarh
In cereal based diets, the use of any single oil (except Rice Bran Oil) may not furnish the optimal intake of all fatty acids and their ratios.
-Dr. Ghafoorunissa, Deputy Director,
-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.
Rice Bran Oil is sued as an edible oil in Japan, China and other oil producing countries. In Japan, Rice Bran Oil is more popularly known as ‘Heart Oil” as it keeps the Cholesterol ldvel in serum relatively low.
-Dr. M.K. Kundu, Edible Oils Commissioner,
-Ministry of Food & Consumer Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi
Rice Bran Oil enjoys the status of a health food from a cardiovascular view point and routine use of Rice Bran Oil can be recommended as a sole cooking medium
-Dr. Parveen Chandra, MD, DM
Consultant Cardiologist, Escort Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi
Compared to other edible oils, RBO has higher Squalene which maintains tone of skin, Cholesterol lowering properties, Anti-mutagenic behavior, lesser consumption in fried items, guards against coronary diseases, ideal PUFA/MUFA ratio as per WHO recommendations
-Dr. T.C. Raghu Ram, Dy. Director,
-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
Health aspect of Rice Bran Oil is not highlighted as much as it should have been done. This is where the market is in terms of the total awareness, be it as a hypo-oholesterolemic, antiviral, antioxidant and anticancer effect, or even a scavenging effect of carcinogens. All these need to be highlighted.
-Dr. V. Prakash, Director,
-Centreal Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore