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Cotton Seed Oil

165 Excluding GST



Cottonseed oil is a vegetable oil derived from the seeds of cotton plants, scientifically known as Gossypium hirsutum. Cottonseed oil is one of the most widely used cooking oils in the United States and other parts of the world. It is a light yellow to golden-colored liquid with a mild, neutral flavor.

The oil is extracted from the seeds of cotton plants through a combination of mechanical pressing and solvent extraction. Once extracted, it undergoes refining processes to remove impurities and enhance its stability and shelf life.

Cottonseed oil is valued for its versatility and numerous applications. It is commonly used in cooking, baking, frying, and salad dressings due to its mild flavor and high smoke point. Its neutral taste makes it suitable for a wide range of recipes, as it does not overpower the flavors of other ingredients. Cottonseed oil is often used in commercial food production, such as snack foods, fried foods, and baked goods, due to its affordability and functional properties.

In addition to its culinary uses, cottonseed oil also finds applications in various non-food industries. It is used in the production of soaps, candles, detergents, and cosmetics due to its emollient properties. Cottonseed oil can help moisturize and condition the skin, making it a common ingredient in lotions, creams, and body care products.

It’s worth noting that cottonseed oil contains a relatively high amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including omega-6 fatty acids. While these fatty acids are essential for the body, an imbalanced ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the diet can be a concern. It is important to maintain a balanced diet and consume a variety of fats and oils to ensure a proper balance of fatty acids.

Cottonseed oil is generally considered safe for consumption when used in moderation. However, individuals with allergies to cottonseed should avoid it. As with any cooking oil, it is advisable to be mindful of the overall fat and calorie content when incorporating cottonseed oil into a balanced diet.


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