Rice bran oil
Rice bran oil is the oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice. It is notable for its very high smoke point of 490° F (254° C) and its mild flavor, making it suitable for high-temperature cooking methods such as stir frying and deep frying. It is popular as a cooking oil in several Asian countries, including Japan and China.
The oil may also offer some health benefits, as it contains oryzanol, an antioxidant that may help prevent heart attacks; phytosterols, compounds believed to help lower cholesterol absorption;  and relatively high amounts of vitamin E.
- ↑ California Rice Oil Company. "Health Benefits of Rice Bran Oil". Retrieved on 2006-10-09.
- ↑ "Rice Bran Oil". Retrieved on 2006-10-09.
- ↑ A.F. Cicero, A. Gaddi (2001). "Rice bran oil and gamma-oryzanol in the treatment of hyperlipoproteinaemias and other conditions". Phytother Res 15: 277-286. http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FDN/is_5_6/ai_80490897. Retrieved 2006-10-09.
- ↑ Jeanie Lerche Davis (June 07, 2002). "Vegetable Oil Helps Reduce Cholesterol". WebMD. Retrieved on 2006-10-09.
- ↑ University of Rochester Medical Center (May 12, 2005). "Can Rice Bran Oil Melt Away Cholesterol?". Science Daily. Retrieved on 2006-10-09.