Pharmacognosy of rice bran oil - A review

Radha Kushwaha


Rice bran is fabricated from the rice milling enterprise and contains about 10% of the entire weight of rough rice. It
is especially composed of aleurone, pericarp, subaleurone layer, and germ. Rice bran is a fertile supply of nutrients,
minerals, vital fatty acids, dietary fiber, and different sterols. The quantification of γ-oryzanol in rice bran can be
conducted by many methods that require drawing out of rice bran oil (RBO) from the bran, accompanied by way
of evaluation of the quantity of γ-oryzanol in the RBO with the aid of high-performance liquid chromatography.
RBO is the oil drain out of the outer rigid surface of rice called chaff (rice husk). It is identified for its excessive
smoke factor of 232°C (450°F) and soft taste, making it pleasant for excessive-temperature cooking strategies such
as blend and deep frying. It is healthy for human expenditure, which is employed in the system of vegetable ghee.
Wax was drawn out of RBO and palpanese extract, which is employed for carnauba wax in makeup, confectionery,
shoe lotions, and sharpening compounds. It is accepted as a food preparation oil in numerous Asian countries, along
with Bangladesh, Japan, India, and China. Regarding the importance of RBO, this overview intends to pay attention
at the phytochemistry and therapeutic functions of RBO.

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