Rice bran oil is obtained by processing the extreme outer layer of rice called chaff. The high smoking quality makes this oil ideal for all types of cooking from stir-frying and deep-frying. It is one of the famous cooking oil used widely in Asian countries like India, Japan, Bangladesh and China.
Rice Bran removed during milling is about 7.5 to 8%. Rice Bran contains anything between 15 to 20% oil depending on the Rice variety and the milling process utilized.
Rice bran oil is crudely extracted from rice bran and then refined by different physical and chemical processes, involving several important steps: (1) settling or filtration of bran fines, (2) degumming, (3) dewaxing, (4) deacidification, (5) bleaching, and (6) deodorization .