Rice Bran Oil Suppliers
Rice Bran Oil Trading and Distribution Solutions
Targray works with rice bran oil suppliers to deliver both crude and refined rice bran oil to markets across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.
Supported by a robust distribution network, we create rice bran oil solutions to meet the growing global demand for healthy cooking oils. Our experience in commodity sourcing, transportation, storage, trading and distribution enables us to create value throughout the edible oils supply chain.
For more information about Targray rice bran oil products & services, contact our vegetable oils trading desk today.
What is Rice Bran Oil?
In addition to its culinary uses and unique flavor, rice bran oil has a range of health benefits that are supported by research. It is highly recommended by the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization (WHO) as an effective cooking oil option to maintain cholesterol levels.
Rice bran oil contains heart-healthy unsaturated fatty acids-Polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats at an approximate 1:1 ratio. Its high smoke point of 232 C and rich array of essential nutrients and antioxidants make it a suitable cooking oil option for health-conscious consumers.
Benefits of Rice Bran Oil
The phytochemicals and antioxidants present in rice bran oil make it a valued ‘heart healthy’ edible oil for regular consumption.
Rice bran oil has been found to support the management of blood sugar levels through the improvement of insulin resistance in users. Its rich antioxidants help combat the damages caused by free radicals.
Rice bran oil contains a host of plant compounds with significant anti-inflammatory effects. Oryzanol and tocotrienols are active rice bran oil compounds known to suppress the action of several inflammation-causing enzymes. The powerful anti-inflammatory properties of rice bran oil can reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
Studies suggest that tocotrienols can help control the growth of cancer forming cells in the breast, lung, ovary, liver, brain and pancreas. They may also contribute to minimizing the harmful effects of exposure to ionizing radiation.
Immune System Health
Rice bran oil is rich in antioxidants and potent plant compounds like phytosterols, polysaccharides, minerals and trace minerals including magnesium, selenium, zinc, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids. These compounds have been found to bolster immunity and reduce infection risk in humans.
How is Rice Bran Oil Extracted?
Rice bran is the very thin layer of brown rice and most nutritious part. Rice bran oil is manufactured from the inner husk and germ of brown rice. It has a mild nutty and neutral taste and remains stable when exposed to high temperature.
Rice bran oil is extracted by chemical solvent process or pressed directly from rice bran (for smaller quantity requirements). The four main steps involved in rice bran oil extraction are described below in the following section.
Rice bran is screened, graded and sorted. The product is then steam-heated to temperatures above 100 celsius to prevent lipase hydrolysis reactions prior to extraction.
The crude rice bran oil is extracted mechanically or chemically depending on the volume involved. Once the rice bran is stabilized, its oil is removed.
Once extracted, the crude rice bran oil is further processed to remove free fatty acids. The resulting oil is suitable for agricultural purposes.
The final step in the extracting process involves the removal of residual free fatty acids and undesirable flavours. The fully processed rice brain oil is then packaged into retail bottles, food service pails or large storage containers for distribution.
FOSFA is a professional international contract issuing and arbitral body focused on the world trade of oilseeds, oils and fats. It counts over 1,000 members in 86 countries. These include edible oil suppliers, producers and processors, shippers and dealers, traders, brokers and agents, superintendents, analysts, shipowners, ship brokers, tank storage companies, arbitrators, lawyers, insurers and other service providers.
The AFOA is a U.S.-based non-profit organization focused on fostering trade and commerce within the United States and throughout the world for animal, fish, and vegetable fats, oils, and protein. The AFOA works to promote uniformity and certainty in the standards of such products and in the customs and usages of the trade. Targray first became a member of the AFOA in 2019.
The National Institute of Oilseed Products is an international trade association with the principal objective of promoting the general business welfare of persons, firms, and corporations engaged in the buying, selling, processing, shipping, storage and use of vegetable oils and raw materials.