Rice Bran Powder

Rice bran is the nutritious layer of the whole-grain brown rice (Oryza sativa) located between the hull and endosperm. It is obtained when whole brown rice is dehulled and the bran layer is carefully removed. The rice bran is milled into a powder.

Health Benefits

Rice Bran provides a natural source of B vitamins, such as: thiamine (Vitamin B1) and biotin (Vitamin B7).1,2 Rice Bran is also a source of dietary fiber, protein and Vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols) and has anti-diabetic and lipd lowering properties.3-6


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