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Can Rice Bran Oil Be Used During Ekadasi Fasting?

Ekadasi Fasting is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu and devotees who undertake fasting on the day avoid all forms of grains especially rice. Nowadays many people use rice bran oil in cooking. So can food be prepared using Rice Bran oil during Ekadasi fasting?

No, rice bran oil should not be used on Ekadasi day if you are strictly following the no rice fasting. This is because rice bran oil is the oil extracted from the hard outer brown layer of rice. So it is essentially a product of rice.

In fact on Ekadasi fasting day it is better to avoid oily foods. Instead opt for steamed foods or fruits.