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E-launch of NAFED Fortified Rice Bran Oil

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  • June 25, 2021
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E-launch of NAFED Fortified Rice Bran Oil

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -III – Economy; Agriculture

In news

  • Department of Food and Public Distribution recently E-launched “NAFED Fortified Rice Bran Oil”.

About Rice bran oil 

  • Rice bran oil is the oil extracted from the hard outer brown layer of rice called chaff (rice husk). 
  • It is known for its high smoke point of 232 °C (450 °F) making it suitable for high-temperature cooking methods such as stir frying and deep frying.
  • Rice bran oil has a composition similar to that of peanut oil.

Health benefits

  • Lowering cholesterol level due to its low trans-fat content and high monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat contents. 
  • It also acts as a booster and reduces the risk of cancer due to the high amount of Vitamin E it contains.
  • It is recommended by the WHO as one of the best substitutes for other edible oils.

About NAFED

  • Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture

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