PREVIEW OF COMPARATIVE STUDY ON RICE BRAN OIL

Rice Bran Oil is getting popular as one of the healthiest cooking oils because it has the most balanced amount of PUFA and MUFA and is rich in Vitamin E. Consumer VOICE is testing various brands of Rice Bran oil like Dhara, Fortune, Patanjali, Ricela, Emami, Rijolo etc. to know the best brand in India. The Comparative Testing is being carried out in an NABL accredited laboratory and test parameters are adopted from National Standards i.e. Food Safety Standards Regulation, IS: 3448-1984 (Specification for Rice Bran Oil and AGMARK (Schedule X).


PREVIEW OF COMPARATIVE STUDY ON RICE BRAN OIL

What is Rice Bran Oil?

Rice bran oil is the oil extracted from the outer layer/skin and inner husk of unpolished rice. It is notable for its high smoke point. Its mild flavour makes it suitable for high temperature cooking methods such as stir frying and deep frying.

What is the difference between refined and filtered Rice Bran Oil?

Refined Oil: This type of oil has been purified with chemicals to remove suspended particles, toxic substances, flavour components, colour and odour, thereby leaving behind clear and pure oil. Refined rice bran oils are fit for direct consumption and cooking.

Filtered oil: Obtained by the traditional cold-pressing method, this is filtered once or twice to remove suspended particles. They are simply filtered and bottled with no further processing. Unrefined or filtered oils retain the savoury flavour of the seed, nut or fruit from which they are derived.

 

Why is Rice Bran Oil considered healthy?

Rice bran oil is very rich in unsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins. Rice bran oil is rich source of oryzanol. Oryzanol is known to reduce the absorption and deposition of LDL and VLDL (bad) serum cholesterol. Oryzanol also helps in reducing hypertension. It improves bone mineral density and liver function and gives relief from gastrointestinal distress.

What are the brands available of Rice Bran Oils?

Popular brands are Dhara, Fortune, Patanjali,Ricela,Emami,Rijolo,Freedom,Porna etc.

What is the Test methodology used for testing?

The Comparative Testing has been carried out in an NABL-accredited laboratory and test parameters were mainly adopted from National Standards i.e. Food Safety Standards Regulation, IS: 3448-1984 (Specification for Rice Bran Oil and AGMARK (Schedule X).

Test Findings:

Detailed test findings on various parameters will be available shortly in “Consumer VOICE” magazine as well as on our website. Please drop us your email id  here if you wish to know the results as soon as they are published. Please watch out for top performer brands as well as value for money.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “PREVIEW OF COMPARATIVE STUDY ON RICE BRAN OIL”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *