Cottonseed oil is the oil extracted from common cottonseeds. These seeds come from the same cotton plants that provide cotton fiber and animal feed.

Health considerations

Nonhydrogenated cottonseed oil may be a good substitute for hydrogenated oils often used for deep frying, due to its low level of trans fats.

Keep in mind

Cotton is one of the permitted genetically modified plant species on the US market.

May be found in

Salad oil, mayonnaise, salad dressings, sauces, marinade, shortening, icing


GMO Compass
Journal of the American Dietetic Association

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