RiceBran Technologies -Manufacturers of Stabilized Rice Bran and Rice Bran Oil
RiceBran Technologies focuses on the processing and distribution of stabilized rice bran and rice bran oil with innovations which are unleashing scores of new healthful applications for food ingredients, meat inclusion, animal nutrition and nutraceuticals.
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As a gluten free food ingredient stabilized rice bran is easy to integrate into finished foods.
| ||RiBran Meat Emulsion |
All natural RiBran is an excellent meat emulsifier that delivers significant cost savings.
| ||Rice Bran Oil |
More than 35 years experience in the manufacturing of high quality rice bran oil.
| ||Animal Nutrition |
A very successful track record in high-end feed ingredient for equine
- Nutrient Rich (over 100 Antioxidants & co-factors)
- A Low Glycemic Index food
- Cholesterol Free
- Gluten Free
- Lactose Free
- Trans Fat Free
With a guaranteed shelf life of one year, RiceBran Technologies stabilized rice bran and nutrient dense derivative products are in a class of their own.
Stabilizing Rice Bran -Rice Bran Processing Makes It Last
Historically, preserving rice bran for general consumption was not feasible. With traditional milling methods, an enzyme called lipase rendered the bran and germ rancid in a matter of hours. This system of rice bran processing had no shelf life and, therefore, little commercial value.
What's different about RiceBran Technologies rice bran?
...The difference is in the processing.
All rice bran is not created equal. Without RiceBran Technologies stabilization process, the powerful array of vitamins, minerals, phytosterols and antioxidants would be destroyed in a matter of minutes.
An enzyme called Lipase, which exists naturally in the bran layer, comes in contact with the bran?s oil and begins rapid degradation of the bran within seconds after removing the bran from the rice kernel. Delicately deactivating the destructive effects of Lipase activity, while maintaining 100% of the nutrition in rice bran can only be accomplished by means of our all natural, non-chemical process.
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RiceBran Technologies Establishes Special Committee to Evaluate Strategic Alternatives
RiceBran Technologies (OTCQB: RIBT), a global leader in the production and marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, today announced the appointment of a Special Committee of the Board of Directors to review and evaluate potential strategic alternatives involving our rice bran technologies. The Special Committee will be staffed by our independent directors.
CEO & President W. John Short commented, "Considering the significant opportunities resulting from the alliance entered into last week with Wilmar International Group, the Board of Directors of RiceBran Technologies has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders to focus additional efforts on pursuing a full range of strategic alternatives, including those that may provide capital to the Company and facilitate the growth of our overall business. We are fortunate that our independent directors have agreed to increase their commitment to these business pursuits."
Short continued, "We have no proposals in hand at this time and there is no assurance that this process will result in the Company generating or completing a transaction. However, we believe that by increasing the involvement of our independent directors and utilizing their expertise to evaluate a full range of strategic alternatives, we will be better positioned to take advantage of the opportunities presented by our alliance with Wilmar, to exploit our technologies and to further expand our business."
RiceBran Technologies and Wilmar International Ltd Enter Into Agreements to Develop Rice Bran Derivatives in China
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Apr 3, 2013) - RiceBran Technologies (OTCQB: RIBT), a global leader in the production and marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, today announced that it has entered into a series of agreements to develop rice bran and its derivatives in China for human food ingredient and animal nutrition applications with various affiliates of Wilmar International Limited ("Wilmar"), Asia's leading agribusiness group.
RiceBran Technologies has licensed to Wilmar its patented and proprietary intellectual property and know-how for stabilizing and further processing rice bran, including technologies resulting from recent research and development efforts regarding extraction and concentration of protein from rice bran. Under the terms of the agreements, Wilmar has acquired certain rights and interests to use and develop such licensed intellectual property and know-how for production and commercialization of rice bran ingredients and derivatives in the People's Republic of China.
As part of the agreements, Wilmar will purchase two proprietary rice bran stabilization extruders designed and manufactured by RiceBran Technologies for use in the People's Republic of China. Payments by Wilmar for licensing rights and extrusion equipment will be used by RiceBran Technologies to repay obligations related to rice bran protein extraction development costs and for general operating purposes. In addition, RiceBran Technologies will have co-investment rights to purchase up to a 45% equity interest of any entity established in the People's Republic of China by Wilmar to commercialize the licensed intellectual property and know-how.
"We are excited to be partnering with the premier agribusiness group in Asia to accelerate the conversion of rice bran -- an underutilized, renewable and sustainable resource -- into high quality, nutritional ingredients for the food industry in the People's Republic of China," commented W. John Short, CEO & President of RiceBran Technologies. "Our company shares Wilmar's vision for environmentally conscious, sustainable growth in the production and commercialization of healthy foods for a growing global population."
China's annual rice output is about 185 million tons, or approximately one third of global rice production, with about 15 million tons of raw rice bran produced annually as a by-product of rice milling. At present, about 10% of raw rice bran production goes to production of rice bran oil for human food applications. The remaining rice bran is used as animal feed. RiceBran Technologies' stabilization and protein extraction IP will support greater conversion of rice bran into high quality animal nutrition, human food, functional foods and nutraceutical applications.
For additional information refer to RiceBran Technologies' related filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
RiceBran Technologies to Launch Rice Bran Protein Ingredients
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - RiceBran Technologies (OTCQB: RIBT), a global leader in the production and marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, a highly sustainable rice milling byproduct, today announced plans to launch a new family of ingredients based on rice bran protein under the trademark PRORYZA™.
Over the past two years, RiceBran Technologies has co-developed technologies to extract and concentrate high value vegetable protein from rice bran. The PRORYZA™ rice bran protein ingredients will be produced using methods that require minimal processing and without the use of solvents, acids or bases thereby providing customers with natural ingredients.
Products to be commercialized under the PRORYZA™ brand will be natural, gluten-free, non-GMO, and hypoallergenic premium proteins. These rice bran protein ingredients will be produced at the company's Dillon, Montana Stage 2 manufacturing facility.
"As we continually strive to expand the company's offering of rice bran ingredients and derivatives, we are excited to introduce our new line of rice bran protein products under the PRORYZA™ name," said Robert Smith, PhD, SVP - Business Development at RiceBran Technologies. "Our rice bran protein products provide natural, allergen-free options for enriching foods and beverages with a high quality vegetable protein with superior flavor and nutritional profiles."
First to market in the PRORYZA™ portfolio of rice bran protein products will be PRORYZA™ P-35, a 35% water-dispersible rice bran protein extract suitable for beverage applications. This will be followed by PRORYZA™ PF-20/50, a 20% rice bran protein and 50% insoluble rice bran dietary fiber product that will initially be targeted to the natural health food industry as a premium rice bran protein and fiber ingredient.
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Rice harvesting in South Brazil near the Irgovel rice bran oil plant, "Love You Now" by The Karma Farmers