20 February 2013

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What is Rice Bran Oil Know 50 Health Benefits of Rice Bran, Rice Bran Oil with Side Effects

What is Rice Bran Oil  Know 50  Health Benefits of Rice Bran, Rice Bran Oil with Side Effects

What is Rice Bran?
Rice bran is the layer between the inner grain and the outer hull of white rice.
Outer layer of the Rice is called as Bran.
Rice bran is the outer layer of the rice.
This layer is removed during processing.
Removing the bran from rice removes much of the nutritive value as well.
It is a by-product of the rice milling process and is either thrown away or used for low-level animal feed each year
Rice bran is agricultural byproduct and relatively has lower price than the edible rice starch.
Rice bran is the part of the rice kernel that is removed to produce white rice.
The milling process converts brown rice to white rice.
This process removes the bran and the germ as well as fiber, vitamins and minerals.

A single rice grain contains
Single Rice grain 100% is divided as follows

a) 20% Rice Husk
b) 1-2% Rice Germ
c) 7-8% Rice Bran
d) 70% Rice Grain white

Rice Bran
Other names of the Rice bran are

Brown Rice Bran

Cereal Fiber

Dietary Fiber

Fibre Alimentaire

Fibre Céréalière

Huile de Son de Riz

Oryza sativa

Rice Bran Oil

Ricebran Oil

Riz de Son

Salvado de Arroz, Son de Riz

Son de Riz Brun

Son de Riz Stabilisé

Stabilized Rice Bran

Many companies while selling the white Rice they add or enriched the white rice
With iron or vitamins etc.
So read the nutritional facts on the Rice Pack, when you buy in the Mall or Super Market.
If that rice pack does not mention anything about vitamins then company has not added iron or vitamins in that white rice.

Wild Rice is different from Brown Rice.

Today we eat polished rice, the rice in which bran or germ is removed.
More the polished rice less the benefits.

In organic farming, chemical pesticides and fertilizers are not used.
Organic brown rice does not contain any gluten
Just because a food is labeled as, "natural" does not mean it is organic
Only foods that are grown and processed according to USDA organic standards can be labeled organic. These foods will display an official USDA seal certifying that the product is organic.

Regarding India, I do not trust any label.
Never Read or heard that someone got punishment for false label.
Here in India Politicians do not fear to give false affidavits so what can we say about label.
No one fears law and system

According to the International Rice Research Institute,
Brown rice is also called husked or cargo rice is minimally processed to retain its bran layer. White rice has been fully processed to remove all but the rice kernel.

What is Rice Bran Oil?
Rice bran oil is extracted from the nutritious bran and germ of the rice kernel.
Rice bran oil is also known as rice bran extract)
It has a nut-like flavor and once extracted is very stable with good fry-life.
Rice bran oil is the oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice.
Rice Bran Oil is a healthy oil with uses in cooking, frying, as a salad dressing, baking, soap making, as even a supplement to horses, dogs and other animals.

Rice bran contains up to 23 percent bran oil

Benefits Advantages of Rice Bran and Rice Bran Oil
Rice Bran Oil is good for stir-frying and deep frying because of its high smoke point of 490 degrees F (254 degrees C), making it suitable for healthy cooking methods.

Rice Bran Oil and Fat
47 percent monounsaturated fat
33 percent polyunsaturated fat
20 percent saturated fat
Rice Bran Oil is naturally free of trans fatty acids (TFA's)
Rice Bran Oil is also rich in oleic and linoleic fatty acids.
Rice bran contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids

Rice bran oil contains gamma oryzanol.
It is effective in reducing plasma cholesterol and reducing cholesterol absorption, decreasing early atherosclerosis.
Gamma oryzanol inhibits platelet aggregation that could lead to blood clots.

Rice bran oil contains tocotrienol (a form of Vitamin E) which has been found to inhibit the activity of HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme that synthesizes cholesterol, a major factor in heart disease. In a study conducted at the University of Rochester, Mohammad Minhajuddin, Ph.D., and researchers determined that the tocotrienol in rice bran oil reduced cholesterol in rats up to 42 percent while lowering LDL cholesterol up to 62 percent.

Rice bran oil contains significant levels of gamma and delta tocotrienols (approximately 500 ppm), forms of Vitamin E that have been found to be able to accumulate in cancer cells and kill the tumors. In a study conducted at Kyushu University in Japan, researchers looked at the effects of tocotrienols on mouse cancer cells. There was a significant delay in growth in the cancer cells.

Rice bran oil contains oryzanol that whitens the skin slightly. As the skin is exposed to sunlight, the rice bran oil reacts as a sunscreen protecting the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays.
This is one of the reasons in USA use of rice bran oil in sunscreen products and hair conditioners is on the increase.
In Japan, beautiful females whose skin is beautiful, smooth are called as ‘rice bran beauties'.
Oryzanol has also been used to treat nerve imbalance and disorders of menopause.
Coenzyme Q10 is also found in rice bran, which is good for keeping the skin look young and healthy.

Pure rice bran oil is a rich source of Vitamin E, an anti-oxidant.

Rice Bran Oil has NO cholesterol and NO Trans fatty acids. It is naturally low in saturated fat.

One ounce of rice bran contains 90 calories. Forty-three percent of those calories are from fat; 45 percent from carbohydrates.

Rice bran contains thiamin, niacin, and manganese.

One ounce of rice bran contains 14 g of carbohydrates, 6 g of fat and 4 g of protein

According to the "The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry," stabilized rice bran has been shown to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels in diabetics.

The bran of rice is gluten-free, low in sodium and contains only a trace of fat.

Rice bran is high in soluble fiber, which is associated with lowering cholesterol.

Rice bran is a low-calorie source of complex carbohydrates.

As per U.S. Department of Agriculture national nutrient database.
One cup of rice bran, weighing 118 g, contains 373 calories.
Total fat content is 24.6 g, comprised of 5 g saturated, 9 g polyunsaturated, and 9 g monounsaturated fat.
Carbohydrate content is 58.6 g with of 24.8 g of fiber and 1 g of sugar
There is no cholesterol in rice bran.

According to USDA –
Rice bran has 15.75 g of protein per cup.
67 mg calcium,
21.9 mg iron,
922 mg magnesium,
1929 mg phosphorus,
1752 mg potassium,
6 mg of sodium
Copper, zinc, selenium, and manganese.
Vitamins E, K and B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, B-6 and B-12

One serving of rice bran delivers 13.9 g of carbohydrate. Just 0.3 g of these carbohydrates are sugars.

A single serving of rice bran delivers more than half of your daily nutritional requirement of thiamine, niacin, and vitamin B6.

Rice Bran is good for heart and brain.

Rice bran contains vitamin E and all of the B vitamins.

One fourth cup of rice bran contains 30 percent of the U.S. RDA of iron

One cup of brown rice contains 218 calories, 4.5 g of protein, and 45.8 g of carbohydrate and 1.6 g of fat.

1 cup of brown rice contains 3.5 g of fiber. The bran and germ contain much of the fiber in brown rice.
Fiber is important for the prevention of constipation and can help with glycemic control in diabetics

1 cup of brown rice has 86 mg of magnesium, according to the USDA Food and Nutrient Database.
It is good for bone health.

Selecting medium-grain brown rice instead of long-grain brown rice will make little to no difference in the nutritional content

Rice bran contains phytosterols, which provide blood-sugar control, prostate health, and cholesterol metabolism

Rice bran is naturally lactose-free, gluten-free, and hypoallergenic

Rice bran is good and helps the people who are suffering from following problems.
fatty liver
kidney stones
heart disease
intestinal disorders
Weight control
Helps to lower cholesterol
Enhance immune system

Excessive intake of Rice Bran can cause bloating and intestinal gas.
To overcome the above problem drink more water, increase the intake of drinking water daily.
Better is avoiding the excessive intake of Rice Bran.

One cup of rice bran offers 5.8mg of vitamin E, or nearly 20 percent of the DV

Rice bran is rich in vitamin B1, or thiamin, B3, or niacin, and B6 -- meeting over 200 percent of the DV for each per 1 cup serving.

One cup of crude rice bran meets
26 percent of the DV for selenium
43 to 50 percent of the DV for copper, zinc, and potassium.
100 percent of the DV for iron, phosphorus and manganese

According to U.S. Department of Agriculture National nutrient database.
One tbsp. of rice bran oil contains
120 calories.
3 g saturated fat
5 g polyunsaturated fat
5 g monounsaturated fat.
There are no carbohydrates, fiber or sugars in rice bran oil

When you will buy the Rice Bran Cooking Oil in Mall or Super Market check the nutritional facts on the bottle.

Rice bran oil contains three mcg of Vitamin K, which helps regulate blood clotting.

One tbsp. of rice bran oil provides 4 mg of Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps us to avoid or keep away coronary heart disease

Side Effect of Rice Bran Oil –
According to the American Heart Association, you should limit saturated fat intake to less than 7 percent of total daily calories. Because rice bran oil contains 20 percent saturated fat, it is at the high end of the scale and above recommended levels.

Once again, suggestion when you will buy the Rice Bran Oil read carefully the nutritional facts mentioned on the bottle.
If bottle does not provide any information, do not buy that Oil.

Rice bran oil contains a type of vitamin E known as tocotrienol rich fraction---TRF.
The best form of TRF comes from rice bran oil, which is contained in the outer grain hull of rice. Its properties inhibit the activity of HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme involved in cholesterol biosynthesis. However, since taking any form of Vitamin E for a long time can be harmful, the purpose of Minhajuddin's latest reported research was to find the minimum dose of TRF that provided the maximum antioxidants and effectively lowered cholesterol.

Saturated fats and hydrogenated oils are not found in rice bran oil

According to the American Dietetic Association: Complete Food & Nutrition Guide," rice bran oil contains four times the amount of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids than other vegetable oils.

Rice bran oil can be applied topically to improve dry, brittle, and aging hair.
Omega-6  fatty acids prevent the premature aging of skin and hair.

Rice bran oil contains significant levels of tocotrienols, which are part of the vitamin E family.
Thus Rice bran oil can help to reduce or stop the hair loss, helps to fight hair problems.

Rice bran oil contains inositol, a carbohydrate that promotes healthy hair. It keeps hair follicles healthy at the cellular level.

The oryzanol in rice bran oil blocks ultraviolet rays. Ultraviolet rays can damage hair, just like skin

Literature review shows rice bran oil and its active constituents improve blood cholesterol by reducing total plasma cholesterol and triglycerides, and increasing the proportion of HDL cholesterol.

The rice bran oil component ?-oryzanol was shown in Japan to be effective in relieving hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.

But Few People say that Rice Bran oil is not good for cooking –
High-quality cold-pressed Bran Rice Oil  may be OK in small quantities.
because they contain way too much omega-6 linoleic acid.  
Rice bran oil contains high amounts of  omega-6 fatty acids (linoleic acid) – and virtually no omega-3 (linolenic acid).   Omega-3 and omega-6 compete for the same metabolic enzymes.  Dietary imbalance creates all sorts of problems to body processes, including a tendency towards inflammation.
This imbalance has been implicated in higher rates of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and skin disorders.

The majority of rice bran oil available  is not cold pressed and has been chemically extracted. The label claims it is 'cold-filtered' and not cold pressed.
Secondly, it is stored in clear plastic bottles that
a) expose the oil to light which causes oxidation;
 b) oil leaches xenoestrogens from plastic

how an oil that has gone through an extensive amount of processing using solvents and high heat could possibly be naturally beneficial to humans?

Rice Brown oil is a grate idea, lucrative market to sell the waste of the Rice Industry Market.

Most Important –
We can enjoy, get the benefits of the Rice Bran by eating brown rice
Research is still going on and more evidences are required to prove  the benefits of the Rice bran oil.

When you will buy the Rice Bran Oil in Super Market or Mall Just read what is written on Bottle
If Possible avoid plastic bottle.

Reality views by sm –

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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ra February 21, 2013  

that's quite an informative post .. archived it in my mailbox!

Mobile price in India February 22, 2013  

Awesome post about Rice Bran. Really I am impressed for your writing. I follow your blog now..

Unknown April 29, 2014  

Very informative indeed! Thanks for this post. I have been using rice bran oil since ages, recently I got to know that a blend of two oils is better and healthier than just rice bran oil. I started using Saffola oil which is a blend of safflower and rice bran oil. Apart from all the health benefits of rice bran oil, the goodness of safflower oil is also added to my diet. The main reason for changing oil was because of my cholesterol problem, which is finally under control past few months. I hope more people are aware of healthy oil and use the right oil to prevent health problems and diseases.

ronak July 06, 2014  

Can u tek me which oil is hesrt healthy