Brown Rice Bran

Brown Rice Bran

Rice bran is a component of brown rice. It’s the ingredient removed to leave white rice, the kernel inside. Brown rice also loses some bran during milling. Rice bran has long been considered a waste product of rice production because it spoils quickly, but the stabilized form of rice bran does not. Since this substance provides certain health benefits, stabilized rice bran is increasingly available as a supplement.

Rice bran shows promise for treating hypertension, as shown by a study with rats published in the March 8, 2006 issue of the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” and cited by “Science Daily.” In rats with hypertension resembling that of humans, a diet including rice bran was associated with significantly-reduced blood pressure. Rice bran appears to block angiotensin-1 converting enzyme, similar to the blood pressure medications called ACE inhibitors.

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