Main source of Oryzanol - Expert Views


·         Expert Views on active use of RBO


  • In cereal-based diets, the use of any single oil (Except Rice Bran Oil) may not furnish the optimal intake of all fatty acids and their ratios

Dr.Ghafoorunissa, Deputy Director, National Instituteof Nutrition, Hyderabad.

  • Health aspect of rice bran oil is not highlighted as much as it should have been done this is where the market is in terms of the total awareness, be it as a hypocholesterolenic, antiviral, antioxidant and anticancer effect, or even a scavenging effect of carcinogens. All these need to be highlighted.

Dr. V. Parkash, Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore

  • Rice bran oil, obtained from rice bran a by product of rice milling, is a unique edible oil with nutritionally desirable attributes compared to other edible oils, its fatty acids composition is nearer to that recommended by nutritionists ideal for edible purpose. It has cholesterol lowering property attributed to oryzanol, a minor constituent, present in the oil. It contains minute quantities of nutritionally valuable constituents, such as tocopherols, sterols squalene etc., which are important for promotion and maintenance of good health.

Dr.A.B.Afzalpurkar, Dy. Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad

  • Rice bran oil enjoy the status of a health food from a cardiovascular view point and routine use of rice bran oil can be recommended as a sole cooking medium.

Dr.Parveen Chandra, MD, DM, Consultant Cardiologist, Escort Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi

  • Rice Bran Oil will be the cooking medium of first choice and preference to bypass, bypass the dietry way.

Dr.Shashank R. Joshi, MD, DM, FICP, FICN, Endocrinologist, Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai