International Journal of
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Plant Physiol. Biochem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2162
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPPB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 113


Palm oil and rice bran oil: Current status and future prospects

Kusum R., Bommayya H., Fayaz Pasha P. and Ramachandran H. D.*
Department of Biochemistry, Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi Bangalore University, Bangalore - 560001, India.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 17 June 2011
  •  Published: 31 August 2011


The continued demand for edible oils by the ever increasing population makes it pertinent to explore new sources. In this direction, two new edible oils namely palm oil and rice bran oil have been subjected to nutritional and toxicological evaluations of their chemicals constituents. An attempt has been made in this article to assess the acceptability of the two oils based on the various investigations that have been carried out so far.


Key words: Palm oil, rice bran oil, anti-oxidants, cholesterol fatty acids, phospholipids, tocopherols, oryzanol, cardiovascular diseases.


RPO, Red palm oil; CRPO, chemically refined palm oil; RBD, refined, bleached and deodorized; PRPO, physically refined palm oil; HDL, high density lipoprotein; FER, feed efficiency ratio; FFA, free fatty acid; LDP-c, low density lipoprotein cholesterol; VLDL-c, very low density lipoprotein cholesterol.