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NAFED Fortified Rice Bran Oil

Rice Bran Oil:

Department of Food and Public Distribution E-launched “NAFED Fortified Rice Bran Oil”.

  • Rice bran oil is the oil extracted from the hard outer brown layer of rice called chaff (rice husk). It is known for its high smoke point of 232 °C (450 °F) making it suitable for high-temperature cooking methods such as stir frying and deep frying.
  • Rice bran oil has a composition similar to that of peanut oil.
  • Rice Bran oil has multiple health benefits, including lowering cholesterol level due to its low trans-fat content and high mono unsaturated and poly unsaturated fat contents. It also acts as a booster and reduces the risk of cancer due to the high amount of Vitamin E it contains.
  • This oil is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the best substitutes for other edible oils.

NAFED:

  • National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) is an apex organization of marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India.
  • It was founded on 2 October 1958.
  • It is registered under Multi State Co-operative Societies Act.
  • It is Headquartered in New Delhi.

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