Rice Barn Oil – Part II

Today I will share you for uses and health benefits of “Rice Barn Oil”. Let’s come with me…

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Pure rice bran oil, exhibits excellent frying performance and contributes a pleasant flavor to the fried food. It possesses good storage stability and fry life without hydrogenation. These properties make it a premium choice for frying upscale products with delicate flavors. Most Japanese restaurants in the USA have now switched to Rice Bran Oil for their Tempura Frying Oil because of its superior performance in this special application. General frying applications, ranging from French fries to chicken, rice bran oil exhibits excellent taste and texture. Since hydrogenation isn’t required for stability, it is a natural high-quality liquid frying oil that is also free of trans-fatty acids.

Rice Bran Oil is also a great choice for use in stir-frying. While its delicate, nut-like character complements the natural flavor of stir-fried meats, seafoods and vegetables, it never overpowers them. A further advantage is its natural resistance to smoking at high frying temperatures. Not surprisingly, rice bran oil has quickly become the oil of choice by many high-end Asian-American restaurants.

Salad Dressing
Rice Bran Oil has a light, barely perceptible flavor, making it wonderful to use with gourmet vinegars and spices. The oil emulsifies easily, so dressings don’t separate.

Because of rice oil’s light flavor, it has found favor in baking applications. Brownies and other baked goods made with rice oil turn out light and delicious. Baking sheets and cake pans coated with rice oil allow the baked goods to come out of the pan or off the cookie sheet with no trouble at all.

Soap Manufacturing
Rice Bran Oil has a long and successful history in Japan as a base for soaps and skin creams. The oil is purported to reverse the effect of aging by slowing the formation of facial wrinkles thanks to rice bran oil’s rich concentration of Vitamin E and gamma-oryzanol. In Japan, women who use rice bran oil on their skin are known as ‘rice bran beauties’. In the US, rice oil has gained a strong and loyal following with soap manufacturers and artisans.

Supplement for Horses, Dogs and other animals
Rice oil has found favor with performance horses or older horses that have a difficult time keeping weight on. The rice oil is purported to give horse and dog coats a rich, shiny look. Some zoos are even feeding rice oil as a supplement to their tigers and lions!

Gamma Oryzanol
Rice bran oil is rich in gamma-oryzanol, a group of ferulate esters of triterpene alcohols and phytosterols. The high antioxidant property of gamma-oryzanol has been widely recognized. Studies have shown several physiological effects related to gamma-oryzanol and related rice bran oil components. These include its ability to reduce plasma cholesterol, reduce cholesterol absorption and decrease early atherosclerosis, inhibit platelet aggregation, and increase fecal bile acid excretion. Oryzanol has also been used to treat nerve imbalance and disorders of menopause.

Rice bran oil is the only readily available oil, other than palm, that contains significant levels (approximately 500 ppm) of tocotrienols. These occur in at least four known forms and are similar to the tocopherols in chemical structure. They belong to the vitamin E family and are powerful natural antioxidants. The protective benefits of dietary antioxidants in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer have been widely publicized.
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.

Why Rice Bran Oil in cooking?
For grilling, you need an oil that can take the heat. Specifically, you want an oil with a high smoke point, the point at which oil starts to smoke. When cooking, you don’t want your oil to smoke, because it imparts a negative flavor to the foods.

Rice bran oil’s smoke point is 490 degrees F, higher than even grapeseed oil (480 degrees) or peanut oil (320 - 450 degrees). This means that even in the hottest of situations, rice bran oil won’t smoke or breakdown. Your foods will taste better, and they will be less likely to stick to the grill or griddle.

Pure rice bran oil is a rich source of Vitamin E, an anti-oxidant. Rice bran oil is also a rich in the neutraceutical gamma-oryzanol.

Rice Bran Oil has NO cholesteral and NO trans fatty acids. It is naturally low in saturated fat.
Rice Bran Oil is also rich in oleic and linoleic fatty acids.
Rice Bran Oil is naturally free of trans fatty acids (TFA’s)

Rice Barn Oil - Part I

First of “Planting Healthy Oils” I want to share is “Rice Barn Oil”. There are many benefits from Rice Barn Oil, let’s come to read it with me.

Author: Virgo Publishing, LLC.

Not too long ago, using the words “healthy” and “fat” in the same breath just wasn’t done. But now, the word about good fats has spread. Health-conscious consumers are working to cut back on bad fats, and they’re relying on the food industry to provide tasty options that are low in saturated fats. In turn, food-product developers are relying on healthy oils to provide the functional properties of fat in their formulations. Rice bran oil is one such product; it’s versatile, free of trans fatty acids, and it has an added bonus: antioxidants.

Vitamin E, in the form of tocopherol and tocotrienol, naturally occurs in rice bran oil. Said to protect cells against free radicals, vitamin E may help prevent certain cancers and cardiovascular disease. Further, rice bran oil contains oryzanol, a combination of sterols and ferulic acid that has been shown to reduce low-density lipoprotein, or so-called “bad” cholesterol.

Rice bran oil is similar to peanut oil in fatty-acid composition, and has a slightly higher saturation level than conventional soybean oil (approximate 2.5% of the total fatty acids higher). Oleic and linoleic fatty acids make up more than 80% of the fatty acids. Further, the low linolenic acid content of rice bran oil (1.1%) makes it more stable to oxidation than soybean oil (6.8%). Its appearance ranges from cloudy to clear, depending on the dewaxing processes applied.

Already widely used as a frying oil in Asia, rice bran oil can be used in place of vegetable oils in most applications. It has a subtle, nutlike flavor and good storage stability. It also has a good fry life, is resistant to smoking at high-frying temperatures and doesn’t require hydrogenation. This is largely due to the oil’s moderate level of saturated fatty acids, and partially due to its low linolenic-acid content.

Many Japanese restaurants in the United States use this oil for frying tempura and for stir-frying, as its delicate flavor does not overpower meat, seafood or vegetables. It can also be used in place of coconut oil for a popcorn oil with a lower saturated-fat content.

When processed to retain high levels of antioxidant tocopherols and tocotrienols, rice bran oil also can be used as a coating for crackers, nuts and other snacks to extend shelf life. Further, rice bran oil can be blended with less-stable oils to improve their stability in food systems. Because rice bran oil forms a stable ß’ crystal lattice and it has an intermediate palmitic acid content, it provides good plasticity, creaminess and spreading properties to margarine and shortening without hydrogenation.

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