Investigation on Production of Edible Oil from Rice Husk


  • Murugesan A Department of Chemical Engineering, Nandha Engineering College, Erode-638052, Tamilnadu, India
  • Balamurugan K Department of Chemical Engineering, Nandha Engineering College, Erode-638052, Tamilnadu, India
  • Gowthaman Department of Chemical Engineering, Nandha Engineering College, Erode-638052, Tamilnadu, India
  • Mohammed shabeer R Department of Chemical Engineering, Nandha Engineering College, Erode-638052, Tamilnadu, India
  • Abishek R



Rice husk, protective layer, agricultural residue, wonder oil, antioxidant


Rice husk, the hard protective covering of the grain of rice (paddy), is a massive agricultural residue. Rice bran oil (RBO) also called wonder oil is well known for its numerous health benefits. The presence of a unique antioxidant called oryzanol contributes maximum antioxidant activity to rice bran oil. Rice bran oil has number of advantages over the other edible oil. The results showed that the rice bran has 21.44% of raw oil, with a chemical composition (based on fatty acids) of 48.48% oleic acid, 35.26% linoleic acid, and 14.54% palmitic acid, as well as a free fatty acid content of 8.15%. The oil contains vitamins such as B and E, proteins, fatty acids, antioxidants, collagen, elastin, oryzanol and ferulic acid. Antioxidants and Vitamin E are good for the heart as they reduce the amount of bad cholesterol and prevent cardiac arrest. Compounds such as oryzanol and ferulic acid are used as functional food supply ingredients. Apart from these benefits, the consumption of rice bran oil maintains the immune system, aids in weight loss, prevents diseases like cancer, relieves symptoms of menopause and enhances skin health. These advantages motivate capitalists to venture into rice bran oil manufacturing and thus can supply cooking oil and various other essential products that require rice bran oil as a component of it. Is.   Although it is classified as an “oil”, rice bran oil is completely safe for consumption by patients with heart problems, diabetes, cholesterol, or high blood pressure. Because of all these benefits, you can expect good profits in the Rice Bran Oil Making Business. 


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How to Cite

M. A, B. K, Gowthaman, M. shabeer R, and A. R, “Investigation on Production of Edible Oil from Rice Husk”, JME, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 153–159, Dec. 2022.