What’s Inside the eBook

In this guide to cottonseed oil processing, we’ll examine the history of cottonseed production, various processing methods, and diverse product applications as we explore the global potential of this plant.


Once they have been delinted and dehulled, the small black cottonseeds contain about 30% fat and the oil is used in everything from potato chips to computer screens. 


Hulls can be used as roughage to supplement animal feed, and mulch, or burned to power oil mills, producing ashes that can be bleached to produce lye for making soap. 


Pre-treatment and refining of the oil are critical because cottonseeds contain gossypol which is harmful and even lethal to some animals if ingested.