Which is the Best Rice Bran Oil?

Rice Bran oil is one of the healthiest cooking oil since it’s an excellent source of oryzanol, a natural and powerful antioxidant. With so many brands proclaiming as the best, it gets tough to choose the best rice bran oil for cooking. So we tested 9 brads of rice bran oil in NABL-accredited lab as as per specification laid out by FSS Regulations, 2011, and relevant Indian Standard IS: 3448-1984 (Specification for Rice Bran Oil).

Brands Compared: Dhara, Gagan, Emami, Freedom, Fortune, Ricela, Porna, Patanjali, Rizolo

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Besides, oryzanol, rice bran oil meets many of the criteria that define healthy edible oil for us, covering smoking point (a high smoking point means the oil holds on to its nutritional content at higher temperatures), good monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (as against bad saturated fats), HDL (good) cholesterol, and so on. At the same time, health claims by edible oil brands are a dime a dozen and can leave the consumer confused about the best/better buy.

Also read: What is Rice bran OIL | Rice Bran Oil Health Benefits

This report is a firsthand study of nine brands of rice bran oil available with various retailers in India. The study covered physically refined oils used for edible purposes. All brands except Patanjali were in high-density polypacks of one litre capacity; Patanjali was packed in plastic bottle. All mentioned the nutritional values of the oil on the packaging.

Brands Compared

  • Dhara
  • Gagan
  • Emami
  • Freedom
  • Fortune
  • Ricela
  • Porna
  • Patanjali
  • Rizolo

 List of Brands Tested and Rice Bran oil Price List

Parameters Compared

  • Oryzanol
  • Unsaturated Fatty Acids
  • Saturated Fatty Acids
  • Unsaponifiable Matter
  • Saponification Value
  • Iodine Value
  • Moisture and Insoluble Impurities
  • Refractive Index
  • Peroxide Value
  • Acid Value
  • Flash Point
  • Hexane
  • Admixture with Other Oils
  • Test for Argemone Oil

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