Rice bran oil is extracted from chaff, which is the hard outer brown layer of rice also known as rice husk. This oil has mild flavor and high smoke point of 232 °C (450 °F), which is why it is ideal for high-temperature cooking, like stir frying and deep frying. This oil contains polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and saturated fats in balanced amount. As this oil can improve cholesterol, it is regarded as a heart-friendly oil. It contains an antioxidant called oryzanol, which might help lower cholesterol.