As opposed to the misconceptions regarding oil, our bodies require certain quantities of oil as part of low-fat meals to remain healthy. For instance, nutrients present in oil can help the body maintain good health & fight diseases. It is for this reason choosing the right oil in one’s diet becomes crucial. Rice Bran oil obtained from brown layer of rice is known as heart friendly oil based on its unique benefits. Rice bran oil is physically refined (without the use of any chemicals) and is completely bland & odourless. Being physically refined most of the naturally occurring vitamins anti-oxidants, Vitamin E and Oryzanol are retained in oil. Rice Bran oil is the only edible oil with naturally balanced fat composition & unique nutrients like Oryzanol and tocotrienols which are known to ensure balance of good and bad cholesterol.
The Perfect Balance : Rice Bran oil so obtained is being regarded as healthier alternative to several popular edible oils given its ideal SAFA/MUFA/PUFA ratio. The WHO (World Health Organisation) and the AHA (American Heart Association) recommends an oil which has a balance of Saturated Fatty Acids (SFA), Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA) and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA) to the ratio of 1: 1.5 : 1.
Rice Bran Oil comes closest to this ratio making it the preferred choice for many households.
Dietary Benefits: Vitamin E & Squalene : Rice Bran oil is Lactose free, free of cholesterol & refined under recommended conditions to have zero trans-fat. The oil ensures increased energy levels & build’s up the body’s immunity system to diseases. It contains squalene an antioxidant which improves skin tone and delays wrinkle formation. This wonder oil stimulates hormonal secretion and revitalises health. Natural Vitamin E helps fight free radicals.
Oryzanol - A potent antioxidant : One of the most important properties of oryzanol are its cholesterol lowering property. There are several studies in human and animals showing that the oryzanol content of the Rice Bran Oil has the property of lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) l and increasing good cholesterol (HDL). In addition, oryzanol also decrease plasma triglyceride levels. This wonder nutrient is present only in Rice Bran Oil.
Oryzanol levels in common RBO brands
Economical & Versatile : Rice bran oil is quite economical when it comes to its price as compared to other varieties of healthy oils especially olive. It can be used as everyday cooking oil, in salads, for deep frying. Apart from its inherent health centric virtues, the oil is a success with chefs and homemakers as its consumption is generally 15%-20% less as compared to other oil’s due to less absorption while cooking.
Shelf Life & Stability : The oil has a longer shelf life and is more stable at higher cooking temperatures. Due to it’s high smoke point of 254 degree Celsius, its fit for high temperature cooking , grilling and deep frying. Food prepared from this oil is crisp, tasty and healthy.