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Rice Bran and Rice Bran Oil - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128128282, 9780128128299

Rice Bran and Rice Bran Oil

1st Edition

Chemistry, Processing and Utilization

Editors: Ling-Zhi Cheong Xuebing Xu
eBook ISBN: 9780128128299
Paperback ISBN: 9780128128282
Imprint: Academic Press and AOCS Press
Published Date: 14th January 2019
Page Count: 315
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Rice Bran and Rice Bran Oil (RBO) provides much-needed best practices on the science and technology of RBO, including the chemistry, dectection methods, nutrition (including the effect of processing technologies on micronutrients) and applications. RBO contains many nutritional components, including up to 2% oryzanol, tocotrienol, and phytosterols. In addition, the fatty acid composition is well balanced with mainly oleic acid and very little linolenic acid, which allows for versatile uses in frying, cooking, and in formulating oil blends for food uses, especially as a trans-free alternative. Many food industrial sectors are seeking possibilities to use RBO in their products from not only Asia and South America, but also Europe and North America. However, there are many processing, analytical, and nutritional considerations that must be documented in one resource. This volume is perfect for those interested in understanding the many emerging potential uses for this alternative oil.

Written by a team of experts from academia and industry, this book is the first of its kind. In addition, it provides an overview of related rice bran products and their development, including:

• Rice bran protein
• Rice dietary fiber
• Dietary rice bran/meal
• Rice husk/ash applications
• Paddy straw applications
• Valued added products, including rice bran wax

Key Features

  • Delivers practical application guidance in the selection and storage of raw materials, ensuring processing conditions address stability concerns during production
  • Presents simple and reliable detection methods, as well as the international and national rice bran oil standards
  • Provides core scientific insights into this trans-free oil option


Producers, researchers and new product developers seeking healthy alternative oil options

Table of Contents

1. Chemistry of Rice Bran Oil
2. Nutritional Studies of Rice Bran Oil
3. Processing Technology of Rice Bran Oil
4. Bioprocessing Technology of Rice Bran Oil
5. Micronutrients in Rice Bran Oil
6. Applications of Rice Bran Oil
7. Analytical Aspects of Rice Bran Oil
8. Development of Rice Bran Functional Food and Evaluation of Its Healthful Properties
9. Rice Husk/Rice Husk Ash and Their Applications
10. Nutritional Ingredients and Active Compositions of Defatted Rice Bran
11. Rice Bran Protein: Extraction, Nutraceutical Properties, and Potential Applications


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About the Editors

Ling-Zhi Cheong

Ling-Zhi Cheong, Ph.D. actively participates and engages in research projects with both academic and industrial researchers in the field of enzyme technology, biocatalysis and biotransformation, lipids and phospholipids processing, lipid physics and functionality, food colloids especially surface active compounds with antioxidative properties and encapsulation technology. To date, she has actively authored and co-authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in aforementioned research areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Food Science, School of Marine Science, Ningbo University, China

Xuebing Xu

Xuebing Xu, is the general manager for Wilmar Global R&D Center. He is also honorary professor in the Faculty of Science and Technology of Aarhus University, Denmark. His research interests include lipid technology, enzyme technology, food functionality, food nanotechnology, biofuel technology, etc. with particular focus on structured lipids, biocatalysis, process technology, phospholipids, ionic liquids, biodiesels, food physics, etc. Xuebing Xu is also associate editor for JAOCS, ad hoc reviewer for more than 150 papers and members of editorial board for journals including EJLST, Open Biotechnology, etc. He has authored more than 200 publications and over 30 book chapters in lipid-related researches.

Affiliations and Expertise

General Manager, Wilmar Global R&D Center and Honorary Professor, Faculty of Science and Technologym, Aarhus University, Denmark


This book on rice bran oil is the latest book in a series that includes books on soybeans, Canola, palm oil and sunflower. Like its predecessors it has been edited by recognized experts who have engaged specialist authors for the various chapters…. The book confirms that rice bran continues to be an underutilized raw material… Hopefully, this book which includes chapters describing Nutritional ingredients and active compositions of defatted rice bran and Rice bran protein and shows that oil is not the only valuable product of bran extraction will encourage such a system being realized. Perhaps the chapter on Rice husk, rice husk ash and their applications, will also stimulate interest in the field…

Rice bran oil is unique in that it contains γ-oryzanol, a mixture of esters of ferulic acid and a range of phytosterols, which mixture is considered to provide the oil with important nutraceutical properties. Accordingly, the book includes chapters dealing with Nutritional studies, Micronutrients, and Nutritional ingredients… The book is well written and easy to read.

Review by Albert Dijkstra 3/4/2019

FAOCS (Fellow American Oil Chemists’ Society) and Scientific consultant

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