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Ban On Exports Of De-Oiled Rice Bran

Ban On Exports Of De-Oiled Rice Bran:

The Central Government has extended the ban on exports of de-oiled rice bran by another four months.

  • Rice Bran is one of the main byproducts in the process of rice milling. It is the outer brown layer of brown rice and is separated during the milling process.
  • The bran fraction contains 14-18% oil.
  • Rice bran oil is popular as a “healthy oil” in Japan, Asia, and particularly India.
  • It is a pale yellow, odourless, nutty-flavoured oil with a sweet taste.
  • It is a good source of unsaturated fats, vitamin E and other important nutrients.
  • The nutrient composition of rice bran depends on the rice variety and the efficiency of the milling system.
  • It is currently mostly used as animal feed. The oily nature makes bran an excellent binder for animal feeds.
  • It has anti-diabetic, lipid-lowering, hypotensive, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, while its consumption also improves bowel function.
  • It contains substances that might decrease how much cholesterol the body absorbs.
  • It might also decrease calcium absorption, which might help prevent certain types of kidney stones from forming.