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.
Chaff (rice husk) is a hard, brown outer layer of rice which is used for extracting rice bran oil. The extracted oil from the bran and germ is further refined and separated. The resultant clear liquid is extra cold filtered. It is mainly used in household and commercial kitchens for deep frying and stir frying on the account of its mild flavor and high smoke point of 232 °Celsius. This heart-friendly oil contains polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and saturated fats in balanced amount. Oryzanol in the oil is an antioxidant which works to lower cholesterol. Vitamin E in the oil helps to lower the risk of cancer.