World Journal of
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Abstract

RICE BRAN - A WONDERFUL SOURCE OF MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Lekshmi N. G.*, Aswathy B. S., Amitha S., Sonia Ninan, John Wesley I.

ABSTRACT

Rice bran is the cuticle existing between the rice and the husk of the paddy. It is obtained as a by-product of the rice milling process. Since the milling process has been known to remove much of the vitamins and minerals from the grain, different types of pre-milling treatments of paddy have been devised to improve its milling and nutritional quality. Rice bran is especially rich in bioactive components showing significant biological activities. Rice bran is a source of synbiotic, tocols, ?-oryzanols, polyphenols, nutritive protein and healthy mono and poly-unsaturated oil. The main fractions are proteins, oil and fibers. Since it contains many important constituentslike lipids, proteins, minerals, vitamins, phytin, trypsin inhibitor, lipase, and lectin which can help to maintain the proper body function. Rice bran is highly effective for much disease condition and helps to resist many ailments and diseases including diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Rice bran is having more medicinal values compared to other brans. In Kerala there are many rice mills producing rice brans and are used for cattle feeds or other industrial purposes. Being a natural product the issue of side effects will be minimum.

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