China has started promoting Rice bran as the staple food amid the ongoing food shortage in the country.


About the ‘rice bran’

  • Rice bran is one of the main byproducts in the process of the 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 a good source of unsaturated fats, vitamin E, and other important nutrients.
  • It is currently mostly used as animal feed.
  • The health effects of RB including antidiabetic, lipid-lowering, hypotensive, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects, while its consumption also improves bowel function.