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rice bran oil in Berkeley area?

Robert Lauriston Jan 1, 2012 11:52 AM

I like rice bran oil for certain dishes. I've been buying the California Rice Oil brand at Berkeley Bowl for a few years but they seem to have dropped it. Anybody seen it or some other brand around lately?

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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 1, 2012 12:47 PM

    Their website has a store locator: http://www.californiariceoil.com/stor...

    or you can buy it from Amazon -- free shipping if you have Amazon prime.

    1. ...tm... RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 1, 2012 01:37 PM

      It was a couple months ago, but I got a gallon of Miyako brand rice bran oil at Ichiban Kan.

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        Radical347 RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 5, 2012 03:29 PM

        Have you tried Koreana in Oakland? I bought a Korean brand from there a few months ago.

        1. Robert Lauriston RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 5, 2012 03:41 PM

          Turns out they do still have it at the original Bowl, it's just shelved in a weird place, among some small bottles of flavored oils. Thanks for the tips.

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            jart RE: Robert Lauriston May 28, 2012 12:35 AM

            i just saw some at the Dublin Big Lots store, last week. The brand is "Basso", and it is a liter for $6.00. I bought one and kind of like it. If you have a Big Lots near you, and don't want to drive to Dublin, you can go to yours, and ask them to check other stores for you. They enter the code on their orange price tag (not the UPC) to search. Here is the code that is on my bottle "173 114012412 3 042". They can only search the stores in the Bay Area though.
            The front label says 'imported from Italy", the back label says "product of Thailand"

            1. wolfe RE: Robert Lauriston May 3, 2013 04:14 PM

              I heard you tell a friend at Trader Joe's that you had located the rice bran oil at Berkeley Bowl. Trader Joe must have heard also because they now have a house brand,

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                Cynsa RE: wolfe May 3, 2013 06:02 PM

                ditto, close up

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                  Robert Lauriston RE: Cynsa May 4, 2013 10:55 AM

                  Is it from Thailand? Surin brags that their process results in 8000 ppm gamma oryzanol, which I don't care about but it could also mean more flavor.

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                    Cynsa RE: Robert Lauriston May 4, 2013 12:02 PM

                    yes, product of Thailand

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                      Ruth Lafler RE: Cynsa May 5, 2013 03:10 PM

                      And very reasonably priced at $4.99 for a quart (or a liter).

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