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CottonSeed Oil

Also Known As : Heart oil
Technical Name : Gossypium hirsutum, Gossypium herbaceum

Taste Profile

Cottonseed oil has a neutral taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Cottonseed oil can be used to make mayonnaise, salad dressings, sauces and marinades.
  2. As a cooking oil, it can be used for frying in both commercial and home cooking as it has a high smoking point.
  3. Storage should be in a tightly sealed container in a cool and dark place.

Common names and forms

  1. Edible Cottonseed Oil
  2. Edible Refined Cotton Seeds Oil
  3. Edible Vegetable Oil (Cottonseed Oil)
  4. Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Cottonseed)
  5. Refined Cottonseed Oil
  6. Vegetable Oil (Cotton Seed)


Cottonseed oil is a cooking oil extracted from the seeds of cotton plant, that are grown for cotton fiber, animal feed, and oil. It has its origins in the United states of America. Cottonseed oil has a rich golden yellow color that is lighter than peanut and corn oils but darker than soybean, sunflower. This vegetable oil is usually used for frying, deep-frying, and baking. It has a neutral taste, hence it is said to enhance the natural taste of food, unlike other oils cottonseed oil is also used in personal care products such as soap and cosmetics. It is produced in China, India, Pakistan, Brazil, the United States, Uzbekistan, and Australia.

Health benefits

  • Cottonseed oil helps to lower blood pressure and decreases the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke.(1)
  • Monounsaturated fats present in it have been proven to reduce inflammation.(1)
  • The antioxidants in cottonseed oil lower the risk of prostate cancer, Alzheimer's disease.(1)
  • It also helps to reduce oxidative stress and boosts the immune system.(1)
  • It contains high antioxidant levels and vitamin E content which speed the healing process of wounds, cuts, scrapes, and scratches.(1)

Selection Guide

Despite its good stability and long shelf life, it is advisable to only buy a few months' supply.


People who have sensitive skin may suffer itchiness and skin redness when using this oil.(2) It may also cause respiratory distress.(3)

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