Bran rice has been around for ages. It has been consumed in the Indian villages for centuries but yet, it is quite a new product in the commercial market of the present times. It was always something that was common in south India. Recently, bran rice has drawn in a lot of interest as modern studies revealed its benefits. Bran rice was but always just a way of life in south India, an unsung hero!
Rice bran along with the germ is an inherent part of whole grain which is produced as a by-product of white rice processing. It consists of phytonutrients like oryzanols, tocopherols, tocotrienols, phytosterols and importantly dietary fibers. It offers various health benefits due to its content of antioxidants, vitamin E, B vitamins, and essential fatty acids. Rice bran is naturally lactose-free, gluten-free and hypoallergenic, making it a tolerable health product.