Description: Cottonseed oil is a cooking oil extracted from the seeds of cotton plant of various species, mainly Gossypium hirsutum and Gossypium herbaceum. Cotton grown for oil extraction is one of the big four crops grown around the world, next to soy, corn, and rapeseed (canola), mostly Monsanto products. Wholesale cottonseed oil, soap making supplies.
Cottonseed has a similar structure to other oil-seeds such as sunflower seed, having an oil bearing kernel surrounded by a hard outer hull; in processing, its oil is extracted from the kernel. Wholesale cottonseed oil undergoes intensive treatment after extraction to reduce the level of gossypol found in untreated cottonseed oil, consumption of which may produce undesirable side-effects. Its fatty acid profile generally consists of 70% unsaturated fatty acids including 18% monounsaturated (oleic), 52% polyunsaturated (stearic).
This oil is described by scientists as being “naturally hydrogenated” because saturated fatty acids it contains are natural oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids. These fatty acids make it a stable frying oil without the need for additional processing or the formation of trans fatty acids. Wholesale cottonseed oil is not required to be as fully hydrogenated for many purposes as some polyunsaturated oils. On partial hydrogenation, amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids actually increase