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Rice Bran Oil?

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Read somewhere - forgotten just where - that rice bran oil was great for frying...

No taste, very high smoke point, and other good stuff.

Have never seen it in a store - I have grapeseed oil - does anybody have any info?

Thanks

Mike
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rice bran oil is on the upper end of the smoke point scale.

I would not say "it has no taste" - it's very mild tho.

it can be hard to find in retail; I find it in the health nut stores - it is also touted as really good for you because of x,y,z - types of things that the FDA is currently crunching Cheerios about.....

I tried some for high heat sautes - not sure I could afford to deep fry in it - little bottles with big numbers on them..... but it was sufficiently a-impressive that I did not continue.
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Gramin-a -- Rice Bran Oil : Contact Us

This is the one I have used in the past. Very good quality, lots of health benefits.
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We have it in the UK. The brand I'm familiar with is Alfa One, which looking at the company's blurb may not have made it to North America yet.

Still, the information from their site may be of some interest.

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Thank you all for the help!

I'll keep looking around, though I do understand that anything in a "health" food store is going to cost an arm and leg. :eek:

Mike
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I use it for almost everything. It is very neutral, and is excellent if you want to flavour your oil. Good for deep frying too, although it doesn't last as long as a good deep fryer blend.
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Chef uses it almost exclusively for saute. We also sell it in our store. Love it!
We purchase from californiariceoil.com

Most of their sales are in the large bulk commercial containers and used in fryers. While we don't have a fryer ourselves, it is our understanding that because of the high smoke point a well maintained fryer should be able to utilize the oil longer than most conventional commerical products so the cost becomes less of an issue.

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