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CIPHET develops Ohmic heater for rice bran oil

| | Updated on: Jul 02, 2011

Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) has developed an ohmic heater for stabilisation of rice bran oil, which would help in scale up the production of oil and increase its shelf life.

Senior Scientists of CIPHET, Mr Devinder Dhingra, and Sangeeta Chopra, who developed ohmic heater for rice bran, said that ohmic heating was most advanced technology available anywhere in the world.

“Through ohmic heat, we would be able to preserve many important ingredients and also its shelf would improve manifolds,” he said, adding that this method of heating is also good for large scale production.

Notably, with increasing health awareness use of rice bran oil is on the rise due to presence of many naturally occurring antioxidants.

Rice bran oil has a very high smoke (burn) point, making it perfect for deep frying, pan or stir frying and is a premium choice for the replacement of hydrogenated oil containing trans fat now being used in deep fryers.

Rice bran oil creates fewer polymers than other oils meaning better flavour and easier clean—up.

CIPHET Director, Mr R K Gupta, today transferred this technology to Mr V Gowathaman, of Chennai, the entrepreneur, who has requested institute for development of the technology.

Mr V Gowthaman, who got the technology, said the oil processed through ohmic heating was far superior than conventional methods. He said lot many health benefits were attached with this oil.

Published on March 12, 2018

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